Over 30 fruit trucks with Kashmir apples leave for Dhaka and other Bangladesh cities daily

Over the years, Bangladesh has become one of the niche markets for Kashmir apples. Local traders are focusing on Bangladesh because it fetches them better returns. “Bangladeshi traders offer better rates to Kashmir apple. They arrive in Kashmir as soon as American and other varieties are harvested. There are hundreds of dealers who trade with Bangladeshis,” said one apple grower.

President of the North Kashmir Fruit Growers Association, Fayaz Ahmad Malik, stated that 20 percent of the total apple produce from north Kashmir is being shipped to Bangladesh annually. “While many traders stay and buy apples, others import apples through local dealers. Sopore fruit Mandi which is the second largest fruit market in Asia has become a one-stop center for Bangladeshi dealers. It is the only Fruit Mandi where they buy apples. They have earned huge respect among locals and are very professional in their trade,” he said.

Source: thekashmirmonitor.net

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