CII to hold apple workshop in Kinnaur on Nov 5

Shimla : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a workshop on apple in the tribal district of Kinnaur this weekend .

“Called ‘Apple Practicum 2011’ the one day event will be held on 5 Nov at Rekong Peo, headquarters of Kinnaur district ,” Neeta Chauhan , CII Head Shimla office told the Hill Post here Monday .

“We will cover orchard management , rejuvination of orchards , post harvest management , WTO , cold chain among other topics at the workshop,” she said .

Kinnaur produces some of the best apple in India.

CII is expecting to gather 250 apple farmers at the meet among other experts in the field , organisers said .

In September CII had organised similar workshops at Kotgarh and Kotkhai , two well known apple growing areas of Shimla district .

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