Kashmir fruit growers demands restrictions on import, sale of Iranian apple in Delhi

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Srinagar: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Fruit Growers Association on Saturday called on Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, and demanded restrictions the on sale of Iranian apple in India.

Apprising him of the issues facing them including the import of Iranian apples via Afghanistan, the delegation said that the import and sale of Iranian Apples via Afghanistan in New Delhi’s New Sabzi Mandi at Azadpur must be restricted as it severely jeopardizes the interest of fruit growers of the Valley.

The Director Horticulture assured the delegation that the issue has been taken up with the UT Government as well as the Government of India with the request to take appropriate action as warranted.

The delegation was further assured that all their genuine issues shall be redressed.

Later, a meeting of the Sub Committee of SLEC for examination and scrutiny of DPRs related to C.A. Storage units/Reefer Vans under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) was held at the Directorate of Horticulture, here.