Here we are sharing a piece of big news for you. After floods in Himachal Pradesh devastated agricultural produce, distressed fruit and vegetable growers are considering taking huge loans for the next crop cycle. Since the news came on the internet it went viral on social media platforms. Currently, this news has been gaining huge attention from the people as they are very curious to know about the whole information about the news. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article, so let’s continue the article.
As per the report, Floods and incessant rain in July not only damaged the infrastructure of the state but also affected the quality and quantity of crops such as cauliflower, beans, capsicum, chili, cabbage, apple, plum, pear, tomato, eggplant, peas, and broccoli, causing huge losses. Himachal Pradesh ranks second in apple and almond production in the country. The state called the Fruit and Vegetable Bowl of India is also one of the biggest producers of off-season vegetables and exotic like persimmon and kiwi. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.
Ranjit Singh Rana, a farmer based in Katrain, cultivated a 3-acre piece out of a total of 4-acre farmland,” President serious rains causing flooding in the Beas River on 9 and 10 July out over 2 acres under water, damaging 80 to 90% of tomato, capsicum, cabbage, cauliflower, and beans, at their flowering stage. The fruit and vegetable farmer stated. Due to the crop damage, Singh has incurred defeats of approximately ₹1.75 lakh. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.
As far as we know, in the case of fruit, crop quality was badly hit, forcing farmers to sell their produce at a lower price. Puran Chand Thakur, a 65-year-old fruit grower from Banu village, had to sell his plum crop for ₹15,000 against the original price of ₹135,000. According to traders, prices of different types of apples are now Rs 30-50 per kg, while the normal price in major wholesale markets of Kullu, Manali, Lahaul, and Mandi is Rs 60-70 per kg. Thakur had to sell not only plums but also apples, Persimmon fruits, and pears fruits at half cost because of their limited shelf life. Here we have shared all the information about the news. Stay tuned to us for more updates.