Fruit growers suffer heavy losses in Valley

 Fruit growers in the Valley are suffering heavy losses due to continuous communication blockade, restrictions and shutdown since August 5. 

Published: 04th September 2019 10:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2019 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

Apples

Apples (Photo | Pexels.com

Express News Service

SRINAGAR:  Fruit growers in the Valley are suffering heavy losses due to continuous communication blockade, restrictions and shutdown since August 5. Abdul Samad, a fruit grower from Baramulla, said apples are ready for harvest but there are no labourers available.

“The fruits are getting damaged on the trees due to the communication. I used to transport fruit to Delhi and other parts of the country. But now there is no way to communicate with traders outside Kashmir,” said Samad.

Adding, “With no traders available to purchase our products, we are incurring heavy losses.”  He said they are selling apples in local markets at very low prices. Another fruit grower Ali Mohammad from Shopian too had the same story.According to official estimates, the horticulture industry in the Valley is estimated to be Rs 7,000 crore, with apple leading the fruit production.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp