Shopian traders & apple growers deputations call upon Ashok Koul to raise issues
Post by RK Online Desk on Thursday, September 29, 2022
A deputation of Apple traders met Ashok Koul General Secretary.(Org.) Bharatiya Janata Party in Shopian.
According to party spokesman, Deputation was comprised of traders & apple growers. A memorandum from the Sopore association was also presented which was sent by Fayaz kakaji. The demands of traders & growers were keenly listened to by Sh. Ashok Koul who visited the office of the Association at the Shopian & assured them that he will do everything possible to mitigate the suffering of apple traders.
Needless to mention that fruit growers are facing these problems for many decades.
The association highlighted all their problems from transportation to import duty imposed in Bangladesh and the American apples grown in Kashmir. The trader association also raised objections to the import of Iranian apples which is duty-free as a result, the sale of Indian apples suffer huge losses.
Ameen, president of the Shopian association along with his delegation highlighted all the demands & appreciated the visit of Sh. Ashok Koul who came to Shopian to meet all the traders & growers personally.
Javed Qadri & Mohd Younis From BJP also were also present on the occasion.