‘35% Cess on Apple won’t hurt Kashmir Horticulture’

FEB 2: As the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman proposed imposition of Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess on various items in the Union Budget, experts here said the cess of 35 percent on import of apples won’t have any adverse impact on Kashmir horticulture.

“Since the government doesn’t charge any tax on internal agriculture produce including apple, we believe it (the cess on apple) won’t have any adverse impact on apple trade of Kashmir,” chairman, Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers’ Union, Bashir Ahmad Basheer said.