SRINAGAR: While calling for hassle free movement of fruit laden trucks on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, CPI (M) State Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik on Sunday said the ban has adversely affected the horticulture sector.
“There is a large chunk of apples stored in cold storages, which requires urgent transportation to various destinations in the country. The apple crop has hit badly by the ban. The harvesting of cherry crop is expected to start from May and will continue till June in Kashmir valley and the growers associated with it are extremely woeful as restrictions will hit the transportation of this short lasting crop. The ban is unjustified and will make small-time farmers suffer,” Malik said in a statement issued here.