To boost exports, Kerala wants Central government to include pineapple in national crop export policy

Barring a few Middle East countries,  pineapples produced in Kerala do not find their way to other markets despite a huge potential.

published on : 6th January 2020

J&K government procures 1.34 lakh apple boxes from fruit growers in south Kashmir

Officials said out of 85,265 beneficiaries under the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidi, 61,912 beneficiaries have already been uploaded in Anantnag district.

published on : 23rd October 2019

In a first, 200 tons of Kashmiri apples exported to huge Middle East market

Lulu Group, which runs more than 180 hypermarkets and shopping malls across the Middle East, has shipped 10 containers (200 tons) of three variant apples on Saturday.

published on : 19th October 2019

Article 370: Apples rot on trees as Kashmir strife inflicts economic pain

Apple growers call it a "silent war declared on their stomachs."

published on : 19th October 2019

'Azadi', 'Burhan Wani' written on Kashmir apples; fruit sellers threaten boycott

The fruit sellers opened the apple boxes purchased from the wholesale market here only to find the messages written on the apples with black marker.

published on : 16th October 2019

Government mulls hike in prices of Kashmiri apples

The scheme was announced by the J&K government on August 12 in view of the lockdown and communication blockade in Kashmir.

published on : 28th September 2019

Broke Kashmiri students 'sell' apples in Maharashtra

A truckload with 17 tonnes of luscious organic apples from Doda, sent through the J&K Agriculture Department, reached here on Wednesday for sale in the local markets.

published on : 25th September 2019

Lukewarm response to Centre’s apple buyout plan in Kashmir

The Union government had earlier announced that it is looking to procure about 12 lakh tonnes or 60-70 per cent of apples from growers.

published on : 22nd September 2019

Government to procure Kashmiri apples, pay farmers via Direct Benefit Transfer

The government has decided that procurement will be made directly from genuine apple growers, to ensure that there are no middlemen involved taking a commission.

published on : 10th September 2019

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 on : 4th September 2019