Himachal’s apple growers face Rs 90 crore loss as low temperatures hit pollination

Untimely rainfall, late snow, hailstorms and persistent bad weather have caused losses of around Rs 90 crore to apple growers in Himachal Pradesh. A preliminary report prepared by the horticulture department has shown that the apple crop suffered damage worth Rs 67 crore in Shimla district alone. With 20 to 30% less production likely this year, apple growers of Himachal are a worried lot. According the horticulture department, preliminary report from seven districts shows a loss of around Rs 90 crore. Low temperatures hit pollination ~ Read it On TOI

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