Rs 9 cr goods traded across LoC
Srinagar, Aug 29: Trade worth Rs 9.2 crore was carried out between the two divided parts of Kashmir this week via Uri-Muzaffarabad route.
In exchange of Rs 3.81 crore goods exported to the Chakoti Trade Centre, PaK, goods worth Rs 5.385 crore were imported from the other side.
“Of 5860 quintal goods exported this week, the major items were cardamom (big), red chilies and medicinal herbs,” said outgoing Trade Facilitation Officer Salamabad, Uri, Muhammad Ashraf Wani.
He said goods worth Rs 2.06 crore and weighing 2818 quintals were exported in 41 trucks to PaK on first day of the weekly trade. On Wednesday, he said, Rs 1.75 crore goods were exported in 44 truckloads.
Meanwhile, he said, goods worth Rs 2.718 crore were imported from PaK on Tuesday, whereas Rs 2.667 crore goods were imported on the next day. The consignments weighing 2012 quintals were imported in 28 trucks, he said.
“Over 90 per cent of the imported items comprised dry fruits alone, especially dry dates, whereas fresh dates, mangoes and carpets were among the other items,” said Wani.
He said in view of the wedding season after Eid-ul-Fitr, the demand of dry dates had increased considerably in the Valley. “That is why this week dry dates have been imported in bulk from PaK,” he said.
Pertinently, the trade via Uri-Muzaffarabad route was resumed this week after remaining suspended in the wake of prevailing unrest in Valley.
Meanwhile, Wani said, the PaK traders, associated with the cross-LoC business, had conveyed to them that they shall continue the trade for next two sessions, after which there shall be one week break on account of Eid. “We have conveyed the same to the Valley based traders as well,” he said.
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