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Kashmir Unrest favorable for Bhutan’s apples

The price of each box containing 20 Kgs of apples has gone up to INR 1000

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 23 2016 3:23PM | Updated Date: Sep 23 2016 3:23PM

Kashmir Unrest favorable for Bhutan’s apples
The political unrest in Kashmir has also proven itself to be economic detriment for the state as its world famous apples have seen a fall and in turn, Bhutan apples are now enjoying trade benefits with India. 
 
According to ‘The Economic Times’, the price of each box containing 20 Kgs of apples has gone up to INR 1000 which was earlier INR 700 per box.
 
In India, the demand is coming from two major hubs, Siliguri in West Bengal or Guwahati in Assam. 
 
The demand at the same time from Bangladesh has also taken steep upward turn. As Bangladesh is the major buyer of apples from Kashmir and Bhutan both, Bhutan now happens to be the bet alternative of Kashmir. 
 
Apparently, Bhutan exports around 7000 metric ton of apple to India and Bangladesh. This time, the figure is expected to go much higher.