Dhumal inaugurates APEDA sponsored cold store and packing centre in Shimla district

Dhumal inaugurates APEDA sponsored cold store and packing centre in Shimla district

Shimla: Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today inaugurated world class cold storage and packing and grading facilities at Jarol Tikkar in Kotgarh  and Oddi in Kumarsain in Shimla district. These facilities have been built by grant from Agriculture & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) which falls under Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Speaking […]

Himachal farmers load guns for ‘Operation Monkey’

Himachal farmers load guns for ‘Operation Monkey’

Shimla: (IANS) The man-animal conflict has turned ugly in Himachal Pradesh. Farmers in several villages have set aside their farm implements and loaded their guns — to shoot down monkeys from Friday as the simians have been destroying their crops and fruits. Under ‘Operation Monkey’, hundreds of farmers have procured permits from the state wildlife […]

Mis-managing horticulture in Himachal

Mis-managing horticulture in Himachal

Here is something which should be an eye opener about handling of apple season this year. Out of the total procurement done by HPMC this year, 45% procurement could not be transported due to bad roads and absence of trucks resulting in rotting at collection centres. Mohan Chauhan, MD, HPMC said, “HPMC procured about 62,800 […]

Traders make huge profits as apple prices drop

Traders make huge profits as apple prices drop

Shimla:A bumper harvest in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradeesh has pushed down prices by a fifth over last year, causing further distress in the state, though corporate buyers such as Concor and Adani are purchasing briskly, reports Economic Times. As per the ET report the current prices at Shimla mandis are varying between Rs […]

Closure of AIPIL factory anti farmer: Fruit grower’s confederation

Closure of AIPIL factory anti farmer: Fruit grower’s confederation

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Fruit And Vegetable Growers Confederation today came down heavily on the BJP government for the closure and selling of AIPIL carton factory at Pragati Nagar in Shimla District. In a signed statement, General Secretary of the Confederation, Sanjay Chauhan said the successive state governments have miserably failed to run this factory […]

Himachal opposes move to dilute APMC Act

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government today criticised the move of Delhi government to dilute the provisions of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act 1999 terming it as anti-farmer step on part of Congress led NCR regime. Reacting to reports in a section of media, Horticulture Minister, Narinder Bragta expressed the concern by saying that any […]

Govt apathy increases problems as apple production to touch 3.8 cr boxes

Shimla: Apple crop is set to break all past records in Himachal Pradesh with production crossing 3.85 crore boxes during the current marketing season of June to October, officials said on Sunday. Apple from tribal Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti districts is yet to hit the market and this year the production in twin tribal […]

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