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Govt must consider special package for fruit growers: Vakil

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Srinagar, May 02: Senior Vice President of Peoples Conference and Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil today demanded a special package for the fruit growers and apple traders.

In a statement issued here, Vakil said that most of the people dealing with Apple’s had kept the fruit in cold storages in different cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta, Patna etc but due to lockdown in the wake of coronavirus couldn’t market the same properly.

“These apple traders had already faced massive losses in the recent past because of unexpected heavy snow fall and hailstorms,” he said.

Vakil also expressed concern over the untimely fall of apple blossom which has raised alarm bells among the fruit growers and apple traders.

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