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Apple orchard becomes ‘symbol of tidiness’ in Pulwama

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Pulwama, Mar 06: An apple orchard in Gangoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district has become a “symbol of tidiness” with its clean and alluring view attracting the visitors.

The apple orchard owned and maintained by Ghulam Mohammad Malik, a resident of Gangoo village, is tempting the passersby to pull over their vehicles. “Malik’s orchard stands out from rest of the orchards surrounding it because of its trees which are laid out with perfect symmetry, plainly leveled surface and most importantly neatness,” said Ummar Majid, a resident of Lajoora village, adding that everyday many passersby stop their vehicles near the orchard to witness its spectacular view.

Talking to Kashmir Images Malik said that in 2005 he had planted trees of Kulu delicious variety spanning over six Kannals of land and after almost 7 years, they yielded the first fruit. “We are investing almost one lac rupees for the maintenance of orchard. Apart from adding charm to the orchard, the cleanliness has also improved quality of the fruit,” Malik said adding, “Many strangers appreciated me over the phone for maintaining a tidy orchard.”

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