10 June 2022, New Delhi: Prevailing heatwave conditions is negative impacting the apple orchards in north India. The monsoon is progressing as per schedule but the rise in normal temperature in apple growing states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir will hurt the farmers this year.
Pre-monsoon showers is the only solution to retain yield and quality impact of apples and oranges in India right now.
The apple farmers of Himachal Pradesh and J&K expect a yield drop of about 25% compared to last year. Farmers from Nagpur and Amravati in Maharashtra expect a yield drop of about 25-30%.
The prices are expected to go up for both Shimla apples and Nagpuri Oranges as the Indian Meteorological Department does not foresee a drastic reduction in the prevailing temperatures until the onset of monsoon in Central India.