Srinagar, Jan. 20 -- Jammu and Kashmir government has launchedRs 879.75 crore project to minimize post-harvest losses and double farmers' income.

Post-harvest losses in Jammu and Kashmir are generally in the range of 15-20 percent.

'Food processing and development of clusters for specific products of Jammu and Kashmir' will help in minimizing post-harvest losses and increase farmers' income.

Jammu and Kashmir government has earmarked a budget of RsRs .879.75 crore including UT's grant in aid of 293.25 Cr (33.33%) and a debt-equity of Rs 586.50 crore.

Under this project, the government will handle 20 Lakh MT of produce in the next five years.

"In J&K 20% of the total fruit produced gets wasted due to non-availability of packaging and ...