Unrest affects supply of vegetables and fish

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Srinagar: In wake of current unrest the people dealing in fish business have stopped importing multiple varieties of fish from outside states. The Valley has also been witnessing a dip in the flow of trucks carrying vegetables and fruits in the last 78 days of unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in South Kashmir.

“Normally we used to import 70 tons of fish of different varieties in a month from different states but from past two months due to closure of hotels and restaurants we haven’t imported anything. We supplied the imported fish to different eateries and top hotels but the process has been halted now,” said the owners of Bismillah and Kolu Fish industries to CNS.

“It is not only fish but fruits, vegetables and other items are also coming to Valley in lesser quantities. Against the supply of 100 trucks laden with fruits and vegetables only 10 to 20 trucks could reach the Valley during these days,” said a worker at Fruit Mandi Parimpora adding that Kashmir these days only get potatoes, onions and bananas from outside the state. The LoC trade is closed too.” (CNS)

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