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Govt cheated apple farmers: Congress

Hamirpur (HP), Aug 26 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Congress party on Thursday slammed the state government for the lower price of the apples in the state mandis (MARKETS), accusing the dispensation of cheating the fruit growers.
Deepak Sharma, the senior spokesman of the party alleged today that the prices had fallen due to a conspiracy between the BJP led state government and Adana firm that was making purchases of apples from the state farmers and mandis(MARKETS).
He said that the apple cartons had become expensive, wages, petrol-diesel have become expensive. In such a situation, it was necessary to get the right price of apples, but the apple orchards were in financial trouble.
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