Valley's Apple Growers Welcome Govt.'s Scheme

The Hindu DelhiSeptember 13, 2019

Valley's Apple Growers Welcome Govt.'s Scheme
Intervention will reach out to 60% of J&K population: Malik
Peerzada Ashiq

There were smiles on the faces of scores of apple growers in Srinagar on Thursday when Governor Satya Pal Malik announced market intervention scheme to buy crop worth ₹8,000 crore directly from the farmers in Kashmir.

Muhammad Yousuf Dar, an apple trader who also heads the Baramulla Fruit Growers’ Association, termed it “a welcome move”. “We want the government to ensure that it [scheme] reaches the grass-roots level. This will also help resolve unemployment issue,” said Mr. Dar. He said over 10 crore boxes of apple are exported outside Kashmir annually.

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September 13, 2019