Apple imports increasing steadily, Himachal Apple could face marketing wows

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Apple production in the apple producing states of the country may have fluctuated over the last three years, but imports are steadily rising and pose a threat to marketing of the domestic crop.

Responding to a Rajya Sabha question by parliamentarian Viplove Thakur, minister of state with charge of agriculture and food processing industries, Harish Rawat last week in a written reply disclosed that while the country apple production and exports fluctuated over the last three years, imports have been steadily rising.