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FDI will ruin Himachal’s apple industry: Minister


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday slammed the central government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying imported apples would ruin the state's Rs.2,000-crore ... Read more...

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Dry spell may upset Himachal’s applecart


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The long dry spell during the monsoon season may see apple production in Himachal Pradesh falling by 20 percent from the projected 25 million boxes ... Read more...

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Hail punctures hopes of Himachal apple growers


May 1st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) The apple of Himachal Pradesh's eye is turning sour. Attacked by hailstorms, the state's apple crop, worth more than Rs.200 crore, is lying unattended in the ... Read more...

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Himachal apple yield looks ruddy again


January 25th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Bountiful snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple basket, has brought cheer to growers after a season of dismal production. Good snow at this ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Himachal throws life out of gear but cheers fruit farmers (Lead) (With Images)


January 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Heavy snowfall, accompanied by blizzards, continued across Himachal Pradesh Monday snapping transportation links but bringing cheer to fruit growers in the state.State capital Shimla saw a ... Read more...

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Himachal’s apples - 70 percent less yield


November 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) With the apple season almost over in Himachal Pradesh, the overall apple production was just 30 percent of last year's bumper harvest, officials said here Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Poor yield makes Himachal apple business fruitful


September 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The poor apple yield in Himachal Pradesh this season has been a blessing in disguise for cultivators who say the fruit's prices have remained at a ... Read more...

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Himachal wants import duty on apples hiked


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday requested the central government to enhance import duty on apples and designate it a 'special product' to protect the domestic fruit industry.State ... Read more...

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Hike duty on Chinese apple: Himachal Congress


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The Congress in Himachal Pradesh Sunday demanded a hike in import duty on apples to protect the domestic industry."The state is facing tough competition from China, ... Read more...

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Himachal’s anti-hail guns fail to deliver


June 26th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Offence is not proving to be the best defence, literally! The anti-hail guns, installed in Himachal Pradesh for the first time in the country to protect ... Read more...

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Brace up for high apple prices as Himachal’s crop yield falls


June 13th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) An apple a day is set to burn a hole in your pocket this year with the apple production in Himachal Pradesh, one of the ... Read more...

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Plastic bags help pollination in apple gardens in Kullu


April 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI): Despite a strict ban imposed by the Provincial Government on the use of plastic and polythene products like bags in a bid to reduce pollution levels, apple growers ... Read more...

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Snowfall to help apple crop in Jammu and Kashmir


January 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Jan.1 (ANI): Apple growers have welcomed snowfall in the Jammu and Kashmir.The valley witnessed the maiden snowfall of the season on December 30.Apple growers every year eagerly await ... Read more...

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She battles for women’s property rights in tribal Kinnaur


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 22 (IANS) Over a decade after she spearheaded a campaign on the issue, 57-year-old social activist Rattan Manjari is back to leading a movement in ... Read more...

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Stokes quits as HI president to ‘fulfill a commitment’


October 27th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) president Vidya Stokes, 83, resigned from her post Wednesday. There is some confusion why Stokes, who defied government's age guideline to become the HI ... Read more...

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Roads in upper Shimla hit after landslides


September 20th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains Monday in upper Shimla in Himachal Pradesh blocked all major roads, hampering vehicular movement. Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded in the Rohru and Chopal areas ... Read more...

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Fruit bats destroy apple crop in Himachal


September 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 8 (IANS) Fruit bats, which play a critical role in controlling pests, have become a menace in the Jubbal-Rohru belt in the upper Shimla region of Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Rains upset applecart of Himachal growers


August 29th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Rains and floods in north India have put a spanner on the transportation of apples from Himachal Pradesh, leading to a crash in the fruit's prices. Traders here ... Read more...

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Apples pile up in Uttarakhand due to bad roads


August 26th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Aug 26 (ANI): Apple growers of Himachal Pradesh have suffered severe losses, as their harvest is not getting transported to markets in time due to the poor state of ... Read more...

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Himachal installs anti-hail guns to protect fruit crop


August 24th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has installed anti-hail guns, the first in the country, to protect its fruit cros from hailstorms, a minister said here Tuesday. "Three anti-hails have been installed in ... Read more...

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Good rainfall yields bumper production of apples in Himachal Pradesh


July 31st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu (Himachal Pradesh), July 31 (ANI): Good and timely rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has yielded a bumper apple crop for the year, which could also make the fruit affordable for ... Read more...

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Rains help Himachal’s apple crop, record output likely


June 9th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 9 (IANS) Regular spells of rain in recent weeks have helped the apple crop in Himachal Pradesh and field reports indicate that production will touch a record high ... Read more...

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Hail storm destroys Kullu’s apple crop


May 9th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, May 9 (ANI): A hail storm in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu District has destroyed nearly eighty percent of the area's apple crop."Our production of apple was very good, but 70-80 percent ... Read more...

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Apple growers expect bumper crop in Kullu


April 9th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI); Apple-growers in Himachal Pradesh are expecting a bumper crop this season, as there is full flowering already in the Kullu valley.Though rising temperature is a big concern, ... Read more...

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In Kinnaur, she fights for women’s property rights (With Images, March 8 is nternational WOmen’s Day)


March 7th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 7 (IANS) It's uphill task for social activist Rattan Manjari. The 57-year-old is leading a movement against patriarchal laws that bar women from inheriting property in Kinnaur as ... Read more...

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Himachal apple farmers facing transportation problem


September 23rd, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kotkhai (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 23(ANI): Hundreds of apple farmers are facing trouble in Himachal Pradesh, as their produce is not able to reach markets on time due to bad road conditions in ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh despatches 74 lakh boxes of apples


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh has finally picked up with 7,400,000 boxes having been transported out of the state. "The apple season is in full swing and 74 ... Read more...

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Woollens out in Himachal Pradesh as mercury drops


September 11th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 11 (IANS) Woollens have been taken out in Himachal Pradesh as the mercury dropped sharply because of moderate to heavy rain that continued in the region for the third ... Read more...

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Monsoon revival brings cheer to Himachal apple growers


August 23rd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The revival of the monsoon in Himachal Pradesh, India's main apple basket, has rekindled the hopes of farmers of getting an optimum output from the ... Read more...

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Himachal to buy anti-hail guns for crop protection


June 6th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is floating global tenders for purchase of anti-hail guns to protect the fruit crop from hailstorms that are common in the state, an official said Saturday. "We ... Read more...

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Lack of snow affecting apple crop in Himachal Pradesh


January 18th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Jan.18 (ANI): The lack of rain and snow has spelled doom for apple growers in Himachal Pradesh. Apple growers in the region are worried that their crop will be ... Read more...

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Landslides hit transportation of apple crop in Himachal Pradesh


August 18th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Apple growers, particularly in the Shimla district, are up in arms against the Himachal Pradesh government for its failure to clear landslides on various highways during the past ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh’’s apple crop infected by fungus


August 8th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant Chauhan Shimla, Aug 8 (ANI): Apple farmers in Himachal Pradesh are worried about their crop being affected by the leaf drop disease this year. The ''Marsonina'' disease is bound to have ... Read more...

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Pine forests eating into apple belt in Kullu valley


April 28th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by admin
Kullu, April 28 (ANI): Apple growers in the Himachals Kullu valley are a worried lot due to the increased acreage of pine forests in the region that has led to rise ... Read more...

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