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Problems of Baghlan farmers not addressed

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Problems of Baghlan farmers not addressed

Baghlan fruits have lost their values in the market, as distance from the market and damaged roads have affected the quality of the fruits.

The farmers say that their apple yield has been higher than previous years, but due to lack of proper access to the central market they are obliged to sell them at a lower price in nearby local markets, where the demand is not that high.

Districts of Andrabha, Farang, Guzargah Noor, Tala Barfak and Jalgai are rich in apple trees. But, they are situated hundreds of kilometers away from the central market. The farmers find it difficult to cover such long distances, given the poor condition of the roads.

The distance affects the quality of the fruits and as a result drops the price of the fruit in the market.

“Apples from Andrab region are well popular, but they are of no use, if we don’t have a market for them. We sell our fruits at half of the price or they rotten in our house. If the government fixes the roads for us, we will have no problem with accessing the central market,” said Sayedullah, a farmer from Andrab region.

The farmers once again urged the government to build them cold storage rooms.

The residents say that if the roads are reconstructed, many of their problems will be solved, including their difficulties with accessing health clinics and hospitals.



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