Kashmir clampdown is driving up apple prices, you could soon be paying Rs 200-250/kg -Samyak Pandey
Apples from Kashmir start coming to Delhi in the last week of August, but the communication & transport restrictions have skewed the supply this year.
New Delhi: Apple prices are likely to double in Delhi’s retail market in a month’s time because of the severe disruption in the supply chain from Kashmir, traders at Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi, Asia’s largest wholesale market for vegetables and fruits, told ThePrint.
Apples from Kashmir start coming to New Delhi in the last week of August. But the security clampdown, including restrictions on communication and transport, imposed in Kashmir since 5 August — when the Centre announced the scrapping of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir — have completely skewed the supply of the Valley’s famed apples.
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