Growing Apple in Gilgit Baltistan

Due to the varied climatic conditions of Gilgit-Baltistan, the region is very rich in fruits

With an approximate population of 1.8 million, the Gilgit-Baltistan region occupies 72,496 square kilometers and is located in the far north of Pakistan. Its boundaries are shared by the provinces of Xinjiang in China, Chitral District, KP province in the west, Kohistan, Swat, and Mansehra Districts of KP.

Indian Administered Ladakh and Kashmir (East) and the province (South). It is made up of 10 districts, all of which are situated in the most secluded and farthest regions of the nation. 90% of the land is hilly, 4% is covered in forest, and 4.2% in agricultural waste.

Long and difficult road trips, a lack of storage facilities, a lack of export-quality packing materials, quality control for grading, and facilities for disinfection lower the value of fruits and prevent them from being shipped to other countries. Gilgit-Baltistan faces challenges with advantages in the fruit sector.

Horticulture and fruits are the key drivers of Gilgit-Baltistan’s economy. However, millions of rupees that could have been made in this industry have been overlooked since public sector governments have shown little interest in it. This region’s environment is ideal for raising horticulture crops, fruit trees, and other agronomic crops.

Pakistan has many natural benefits, including abundant rivers, seas, lush land for agriculture, varied climates, and fruits that are far superior than those found in other nations, particularly dried fruit. However, due to inadequate attention and worldwide marketing, this natural abundance was unable to find a worthy home in international markets, costing the local population their livelihood and valuable foreign cash.

Pakistan has been bestowed with great richness by Allah Almighty, and the country’s fifth province, Gilgit-Baltistan, is unique and beautiful. With its second-largest mountain in the world, K-2, Gilgit-Baltistan is particularly well-known around the world and has played a distinctive role in the nation’s growth.The majority of the crops grown by the people in this area are horticultural and agronomic.

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