The Horticulture Department of the state of Himachal Pradesh has claimed that this season’s apple industry has already crossed the Rs 40 bln mark (€480 mln). Some 27 mln apple boxes have already been marketed in the APMC mandis or outside so far.
Senior Marketing Officer -Horticulture Dept- Verma said the arrival of apple in the market had not slowed down yet. “Over 100,000 boxes are still hitting the market every day. The trend should sustain towards the end of this month as we are expecting around 3 mln boxes more from Kinnaur. By the end of the season, we will have comfortably surpassed our prediction of 30.2 mln 2 crore boxes this year,” said Verma.