Himachal to fight hailstorms with anti-hail gunsJune 30th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is planning to install anti-hail guns to protect crops from hailstorms that are common in the hilly state. State Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta told IANS Monday that the government might purchase anti-hail guns from Spain-based Innovative Solutions.
Every year, hailstorms damage 20-30 percent of crop of vegetables and fruits.
This year the hailstorm had badly hit the apple crop in the mid-hill areas of Kullu and Shimla districts.
Experts from Spain Monday gave
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