This year, the apple of Kashmir will be eliminated from the market before time. The apple crop in Kashmir has decreased by 60 percent, due to which there has been a decrease in sending the apple crop to the market. In the coming days, the crop will be completely finished. The apple of Kashmir is considered famous all over the country. But according to which the crop has reduced, the apple of Kashmir will not reach in many states.
According to the information, the bandh started in March due to Corona. In this season, the apple crop begins to grow. In such a situation, spraying of medicines is necessary at that time. Due to the closure of the market people got shortage of medicines. Counterfeit medicines were found in many places, which did not produce the crop that it should have. Now there is a loss in the crop.
Bashir Ahmed, head of Kashmir fruit growing union and dealer union, says that the crop has decreased significantly. They said markets were closed due to Corona. Many received fake medicines for spraying, so that the crop did not give the results it should have. He said that the crop of those who brought medicine from outside the state has been fine. The horticulture department did not pay attention to the medicines sold in the markets, so that fake medicines were sold in the market despite the bandh during the corona. Now it has suffered.
He said that the A grade apple crop has not exceeded ten percent. While C grade is not able to complete even that much money, which is spent on putting it. We have written several times to the Central Government asking them to directly raise the apple crop. But no action was taken on this. He said that during the bandh in Corona, farmers have been killed more because the medicines found to be sprayed all over Kashmir were found fake, which was also complained.
But no action was taken by the horticulture department. The disadvantage of this is that the crop is not prepared as it happens every year. He said that earlier the apple crop has been damaged due to rain. This has caused great harm to the farmers of Kashmir. Apple traders of Kashmir are getting orders from many states. But are not able to complete them. Because there is not that much crop in the apple orchard of Kashmir.