Hail storm has destroyed most of apple crops of state in the past few days. Last year State Govt has introduced anti hail gun in State, which rendered no result and even failed to protect the fruit to its few meters circle. Horticulture department had said that it was pilot project and claimed to be successful, but Congress leaders has different say on it and already declared it as fail gun.

Congress veteran leader Virbhadra Singh has said that hailstorms have caused extensive damage to crops in the state, and even areas within the protective range of the much hyped Anti-hail guns have been failed.

He said that anti-hail guns are not effective and thus the growers would have to look for an alternative. Virbhadra Singh added that anti-hail nets are being used by many apple growers for the past quite sometime and had better results then anti hail gun. Singh said that if returned to the power in State Congress would import best-quality anti-hail nets and provide these to farmers on subsidiesed rate.