Apples kept in cold storages in Kashmir this year are fetching what traders call the “highest-ever rates” since these units were established in Kashmir. Official data indicates that as many as 150,000 tons of apple were stored in cold storages in 2020.
Izhan Javid, chief executive officer of one of these cold storage units, stated that a 10-kilogram box of stored apple has been sold at a minimum of Rs 1,000, and at Rs 1,800 as highest price, depending on the quality and color of the apple. These rates, according to apple growers and traders, are the highest since Kashmiris started storing their apples in cold storages.
[ Rs 100 = €1.10 ]