Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today said the report of survey conducted to assess damage to the fruit crops due to hailstorm in the month of April and September in Noorabad constituency has been submitted to Deputy Commissioner Kulgam.
The Minister informed the house that 75-80% of Apple and Pear crop and 30-35% of Walnut crop was damaged in district Kulgam in April last year due to hailstorm.
“The district was hit by another hailstorm on 11-09-2016 which damaged fruit crop over 2737.26 hectares area. The damage report has been submitted to DDC Kulgam,” he said.
However, the Minister said that no action could be taken due to unrest in the valley adding that government is launching Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Youjna (PMFBY) to take care of losses caused due to natural calamities.
He also informed the house that Government has no proposal to waive off loan beyond Rs 1 lakh availed under KCC scheme.