Orchardists say the move will ruin apple economy

Residents, mainly apple and vegetable growers in the Chopal-Nerwa-Tharoach apple belt, are against the proposed move to set up a 1-million tonne capacity cement plant near Nerwa here. They plead that the plant will ruin the apple and vegetable economy and spell doom for dense deodar jungle and Churdhar wildlife sanctuary in the scenic Chopal valley.