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Himachal apple growers take to streets against spiraling input costs

Fruit growers in the hill state, who are reeling from a three-month long dry spell, arid weather conditions, unprecedented hike in cost of packaging material and spiraling input costs, staged simultaneous demonstrations at Theog and Rohru in Shimla district.

In poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP-led state government has set its sights on Mission Repeat, disgruntled apple growers took to the streets on yesterday over the government’s “callous approach” to their long-pending demands.

The farmers body, a coalition of 14 fruit and vegetable growers unions, has threatened to intensify their stir, if their demands are not met.


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