Himachal apple growers were hoping that PM Narendra Modi would announce some relief for them in the form of increased import duties and a Kashmir-like MIS scheme.
However, Harish Chauhan, president of Fruit, Vegetable and Flowers Association, announced: “We came to the rally hoping that the Prime Minister will make some big announcement for apple growers. Unfortunately, our hopes have been dashed yet again. Hopes were particularly high because the Prime Minister had in 2014 promised to raise import duty on apple while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.”
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