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Aditi Phadnis: Despite unrest, fruit of labour hasn't gone waste in J&K

State horticultural dept has been instrumental in maintaining the sowing and harvesting routine

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Aditi Phadnis 

Aditi Phadnis

On the face of it, life seems to be returning to some semblance of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir and this is going to be the likely trend, especially when the government shifts the capital from Srinagar to Jammu in the coming days. Although schools are still shut, young people are off the roads because farms and orchards need every hand they can get - it is time for harvesting paddy, fruit and dry fruit.

Media reports say 1,000 to 1,200 trucks of apple are reaching mandis in Jammu and Delhi daily. Sushobha Barve, a social activist who has been engaged in outreach in the state, was in the ...

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First Published: Sat, October 29 2016. 21:48 IST
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