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Himachal monsoon session set to be stormy


August 26th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) With assembly elections only months away, the four-day monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly starting Monday is likely to be stormy.While the opposition Congress ... Read more...

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Transfer Punjab power plant to Himachal, demands Dhumal


July 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday demanded that a power house, located in his state but currently under the control of Punjab, should ... Read more...

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Hike duty on imported apples: Himachal Pradesh


May 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday demanded a hike in the duty on imported apples to protect the domestic industry."There is a need for increasing customs duty on ... 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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Trials on Himachal crops successful, says institute


January 29th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists Sunday claimed that trials on vegetable crops in varied temperatures of Himachal Pradesh have been successful with the use of a newly identified fungus.Field trials ... 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 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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An apple a day to hit your monthly budget


July 24th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Kullu, July 24 (IANS) A box of Royal Delicious costed Rs.1,100 last year. But thanks to this year's dismal production, the same box costs a staggering Rs.2,200 in wholesale markets ... Read more...

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Himachal in political spat with Delhi over dam project


July 21st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) Construction of a hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh to provide drinking water to Delhi has led to another political spat between the hill state and the ... Read more...

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Himachal launches crop insurance scheme


July 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has launched a pilot project to insure the maize, paddy, potato and ginger crops during the kharif season, an official statement said here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central help to promote apple


June 30th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Thursday asked a visiting parliamentary committee to help the state in improving infrastructure for smooth transportation and marketing of apples - the main fruit ... Read more...

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Bank launches beneficiary schemes for apple growers in Jammu and Kashmir


March 4th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sopore, Mar 4(ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has launched special beneficiary schemes for apple growers in the state.Apples are at the heart of the state's horticultural economy, and the bank is ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupting vehicular movement in Himachal Pradesh


February 26th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Feb.26 (ANI): Landslides caused by snowfall and persistent rains have made road transportation difficult and dangerous in the Kullu- Manali region.Landslides at Raison, Dobhi, Alu Ground, Rangri and Manali have disrupted ... Read more...

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Snow cheers apple growers in Himachal


January 16th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Widespread snowfall in the apple-growing areas of Himachal Pradesh has brightened the prospects of a bumper apple production this year too.High hills in Shimla, Kullu, Mandi ... 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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Himachal dam row spills to Delhi’s fruit market


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday said the Delhi government should not expect any cooperation in the controversial Renuka dam project unless it stops charging ... Read more...

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Apple Varieties and How to Choose the Right One


October 21st, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are twenty-five different varieties of apples which are currently grown in the United States, and some apple-growers even hold a patent on their tempting fruits. There are ... Read more...

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Himachal to market rotten-apple manure


October 7th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, known for producing apples, would soon market across the country manure prepared from rotten apples, a minister said here Thursday."Soon apple growers will start marketing of ... Read more...

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Rains a pain for Himachal apple growers


September 21st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Prolonged monsoon rains, landslides and poor road condition have hampered the transportation of apples from Himachal Pradesh. "Hundreds of trucks carrying apples have been stranded in various ... 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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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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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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Buyers throng Himachal markets with arrival of apples


July 18th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, July 18 (ANI): Early varieties of apples arrived in markets, attracting buyers from across the country to Himachal Pradesh.According to the farmers, the state witnessed good rains this month, which ... Read more...

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Changing climate damages apple crop in Uttarakhand


July 13th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Dhana Chuli (Uttarakhand), Jul 13 (ANI): The apple crop has been damaged in Dhana Chuli in Nanital district of Uttarakhand due to deteriorating climatic conditions.Less rainfall and hailstorms have damaged the crop ... Read more...

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Ginger Gold apple promises bumper stock in Uttarakhand


July 5th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun July 5: (ANI) The Horticulture Department of the state has imported a new breed of the apple that can grow at a lower altitude in Nanital, Uttarakhand.The new variety, called American ... Read more...

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Himachal starts crop insurance scheme


May 16th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a crop insurance scheme in the state to protect crops from adverse climatic conditions, an official statement said Sunday. "The National Agricultural Insurance ... Read more...

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Record cherry pick expected from Himachal


April 25th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Here's some sweet and juicy news - cherry growers in Himachal Pradesh are expecting a bumper crop of the fruit this season owing to favourable weather. ... Read more...

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Rains cheer Himachal’s apple growers


April 21st, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh, India's major fruit basket, are hoping for a good crop this year because of favourable weather following rains in the ... Read more...

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Rain showers brings down temperature in Kullu


April 18th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 18 (ANI): Tourists and locals rejoiced as rains lashed Kullu hills and neighbouring areas in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday .Rainfall, which started in the morning, brought relief from ... 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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Snow brightens apple prospects in Himachal


February 24th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) After last year's lean season, apple growers in Himachal Pradesh are hoping for a good crop this year because of favourable weather."Snow and rain ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up another apple juice concentrate plant


December 30th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) To help apple growers, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to set up another apple juice concentrate facility in the state, according to Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta. "We have ... Read more...

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How to make apples larger, redder


November 4th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Covering orchard floors with reflective films can significantly improve fruit size, colour in warmer environments and boost apple growers' profits, say researchers.Gala apples have become very popular in ... Read more...

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Persimmon fruit harvest quite a treat in Himachal (With Image)


October 25th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is expecting a bumper harvest of the exotic persimmon with the trees literally drooping under the weight of the luscious fruit even though unfavourable ... 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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