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Posted at: Apr 21, 2019, 7:02 AM; last updated: Apr 21, 2019, 9:00 AM (IST)

Hailstorm damages apple crop in Kullu

Hailstorm damages apple crop in Kullu
Apple orchards covered with anti-hail nets at Fagu near Shimla on Saturday. Photo Amit Kanwar

Tribune News Service

Mandi, April 20

The hailstorm on Thursday damaged flowers in apple orchards in Kullu district. The mercury also plummeted, impacting the pollination process.

There are reports of wheat and barley crops damage in Anni.

The most affected villages are Fanoti, Karshaigar, Takrasi Muhan, Karad and Lagoti.

Mehar Chand and Tek Singh of Fanoti village said: “Apple orchards are in full bloom these days and we were expecting a bumper crop this year. But the hailstorm has dashed our hopes.”

Deputy Commissioner Yunus Khan asked the Horticulture and Agriculture Department to assess the damage.

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