Srinagar: MLA Shopian Mohammad Yousuf Bhat has expressed anguish over loss caused to the standing fruit and agriculture crops due to the hailstorm in Ramnagri, Sedow, Malik Chak, Keller and Zrakan areas. He expressing sympathies with the affected farmers, and directed the district administration Shopian to constitute teams from horticulture, agriculture and revenue department, who would visit the affected areas to access the losses,so that relief and compensation could be worked the affected farmers.
He also called for sending officers and scientists of horticulture and agriculture department for providing expert advice to the farmers for alternate cropping post hailstorm, so that effected farmers could be helped in this hour of need.
He said almost entire population has been hit by the hailstorm and this compromises people below poverty line who has been left high and dry due this natural calamity. He demanded free ration and cash relief at an earliest for these farmers.