In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference has expressed concern over the falling price of Kashmiri apples in Indian markets, urging the Indian government to take corrective measures to rationalise the rates.
According to Kashmir Media Service, echoing the worries of the apple growers party’s Spokesman, Imran Nabi Dar said the growers and traders are worried as they fear huge losses. The party has also expressed dismay over the unnecessary halting of fruit laden vehicles on the highway.
“It’s such a shame that the vehicles carrying the perishable fruits are being halted for hours altogether resulting in damage to the items. This is absolute injustice with the fruit growers who have given their entire life to this industry,” Imran said, demanding that the trucks be given all day and night clearance on the national highway.
“Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers Cum Dealers have already sent communications to the Indian government but all their pleas were to no avail. I hope the administration will make amends to its decision and discuss the issue with all the stakeholders,” he added.—INP