Export fiasco: Grape growers seek Rs 150 crore
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:20 PM
Grape growers in the state have urged the Centre to pay Rs 150 crore compensation for the losses they suffered due to the rejection of grape consignments by European countries in 2009-10 over the presence of pesticide. In 2009-10, European countries had rejected grape consignments which had chlormequat chloride component, a plant growth regulator. This resulted in losses of total Rs 150 crore to 85 farmers.