Fruits from Kashmir reaching outside markets

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fruitSrinagar: Over 200 trucks carrying fruits from the Kashmir valley are leaving daily for different parts of the country, the state government said Saturday.

“Daily more than 200 trucks carrying different varieties of fruits have been moving from the valley to outside markets,” the government said.

Local markets have also again started trading which had stopped due to floods.

On the request of the state government, the Azadpur wholesale fruit market in Delhi would remain open Sunday for receiving supplies from Kashmir, according to Sanjeev Verma, secretary, horticulture.

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He said full support will be given to the fruit growers so that they are able to transport the produce to the markets outside the state. This was being done to ensure that the harvested fruit crop did not suffer further damage.

Horticulture department officials said assessment of damage to the fruit crop as a result of the floods has begun.