Narinder Bragta demands hike in import duty on apple

To protect the interest of Himachal apple growers, Horticulture Minister Narinder Bragta demanded a substantial hike in import duty on apple. In Vidhan Sabha, Bragta criticised the Union government for not accepting the request of the state to hike the import duty. Further the apple growers are suffering as they are being charged ‘unjustified’ commission of six to eight per cent by agents.

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