Halting Of Fruit Laden Trucks Must Stop
Fruits are perishable products, farmers face huge losses
The frequent closure of the national highway and the halting of fruit laden trucks on the highway are leading to huge losses for fruit growers.
Growers are aggrieved that fruit-laden trucks remain halted for more than two days on the highway. This destroys the quality of the fruit. Fruit also loses its colour.
Growers say that the discolourization happens due to high temperatures inside the inside the load carriers.
A grower told Kashmir Central, “We all are aware about the tight packing of apple boxes. The fruits starts ripening if they are left in high temperature for long. Due the softness of the fruit, the creamy and juicy part starts seeping from the boxes. When the juicy part is lost, the inner part starts spoils. Thus when the fruit reaches the mandi, the demand for it falls,” said an aggrieved fruit grower.
Horticulturists demand that fruit laden trucks should be allowed hussle free movement on the national highway. These loads carriers should be given priority like an ambulance vehicle so that the fruit from Kashmir reaches the market place on time.