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Utility fruit: Apricot – the agrarian lifeblood of Gilgit Baltistan

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In a region devoid of any large-scale agriculture, apricot has been the biggest agrarian lifeline for residents of the mountain-locked Gilgit-Baltistan for centuries. With the arrival of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), locals are expecting a boost for their main cash crop. According to G-B Agriculture Department Director Fazlur Rehman, there are around 2.97 million apricot trees in the region, while ...

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