Pulwama: Apples in particular are now being shipped from the Kashmir valley to other countries and states. The fruit industry’s hopes have been dashed by traffic jams on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which prevent fruit trucks from moving for a week, causing the fruit to spoil before it can be sold. As a result, orchard owners are currently sobbing bitterly.
Even in Tral, where the fruit business has grown dramatically over the past ten years, this year’s traffic congestion on the national highway will worry garden owners. He claims that despite official declarations, the issue of traffic bottlenecks is becoming worse every day and the quality of the produce is declining. He claims that the local economy is based on the fruit sector. Therefore, the government ought to step up and safeguard this sector.