PC demands cold storage at Sopore Fruit Mandi, loan waiver for artisans
Srinagar, Sep 8: Peoples Conference (PC) senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil Wednesday stressed upon the government for the upliftment of the fruit industry saying that the fruit-growers were passing through turbulent times due to the present economic crisis and had huge debts to different banks.
A statement of PC issued here said that while addressing a workers meeting at Hib Dangerpora in Rafiabad, Vakil demanded establishing a cold storage facility and a juice factory on modern lines with latest technology at Sopore Fruit Mandi to boost and rejuvenate the fruit industry which was on the verge of collapse.
In a separate statement, senior PC leader Khurshid Alam demanded a loan waiver for Kashmiri artisans. During a detailed meeting with PC President Sajad Gani Lone and General Secretary Imran Ansari, Alam urged the PC leadership to take up the matter with the government for waiving off loans of the artisans. He said that it was their obligation to ensure the welfare of these artisans.