greater kashmir epaper 25/09/2016

The fruit exports from Kashmir valley are witnessing an upward swing this year because of the closure of local mandis and non-availability of cold storage facilities, an official handout said.

The horticulture sector contributes around Rs 5000 crore to the State economy and despite massive increase in exports, the fruit growers and traders complain that the losses in the sector could be to the tune of around Rs 1000 crore because of the unrest as most of them were unable to sell most of the produce of pear, peach, grapes and early varieties of apple in July/August this year, an official handout said.

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