Bragta ji all iz not well; No trays at HPMC packing house

Shimla: Tall claims of the Himachal Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta about nil shortage of trays and packing material in apple belt can be judged if one travels just 75 km from his government office in Shimla.

bragtaji1No work is happening at the HPMC run packing house at Jarol Tikkar near Narkanda as there are no packing trays and crates in the premises. Such is a situation at the packing house that the entire complex is full with the plucked apple crates but these could not be off loaded since there are no trays required for packing.

The ‘newspaper leaders’ from the BJP including the minister should take a note of this situation and before opening up mouth in the media should cross check the facts on ground.

One can very well imagine if such is a condition of the HPMC run establishment what will be the situation in the far flung interior areas.

Other problem being faced by the growers here is that apple dropping has begun as mite has spread in the orchards forcing them to an early plucking but absence of packing material, roads and trucks is increasing their problems manifold.

It would be interesting to note the press statement of Narender Bragta and his cronies prepared from the drawing room tomorrow.

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2 Responses to "Bragta ji all iz not well; No trays at HPMC packing house"

  1. Amar Singh   September 7, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Today’s Bhaskar carries a news item that the himfed has so far provided about 50000 cartons and the hpmc ‘shall provide’ 5 lacs to apple growers. This is for an expected crop of 4 crores boxes. The percentage can easily be worked out. Still our horticulture minister says that all iz well and rules out the woes of the farmers as opposition propoganda!

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  2. Amar Singh   September 7, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Today’s Bhaskar carries a news item that the himfed has so far provided about 50000 cartons and the hpmc ‘shall provide’ 5 lacs to apple growers. This is for an expected crop of 4 crores boxes. The percentage can easily be worked out. Still our horticulture minister says that all iz well and rules out the woes of the farmers as opposition propoganda!

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