Shimla: After installing three anti-hailguns at three places in Rohru, Jubbal and Kotkhai area in Himachal Pradesh, state government is planning to replicate this project into all other apple growing districts.
Responding to volley of queries raised by Rakesh Verma(Ind-Theog), Harshwardhan Chauhan(Cong. Shilli), Gungu Ram Musafir (Cong. Pachhad) and Kaul Singh Thakur(Cong. Darang), Horticulture Minister Narinder Bragta said that Rs 27 Crore project proposal has already been sent to centre government for approval. Minister also informed that shockwave created by the explosion of acetylene gas would not damage the environment, as anti-hailgun is eco-friendly. Anti-hailguns have been supplied by M/s Newton System International U.S.A through their authorized representatives in India, M/s Global Aviation Consultations of Hyderabad.