Hailstorms batter orchards in Baramulla: Growers

Baramulla: Hailstorm along with fast winds on Sunday evening caused damage to various horticultural as well as agricultural fields.
Growers said that the standing crop of  oilseeds, oats got damaged. The hailstorms also hit the bloom on most of the horticulture.
Gulam-u-din Ahmad of Sheeri Baramulla, told Kashmir Reader that fast rains turned into a violent hailstorm damaged and damaged orchards and other crops in Narvaw to Kandi areas on Sunday evening.
He said that huge hail balls battered the apple orchards with most of the trees turning barren after this storm was over.
Mohammad Ashraf another former of Patten said that hailstorm also hit their area and the damage is higeh.
the last week when such kind of hailstorm damaged our assets, on Saturday last week hailstorm was damaged crops and orchards in Kupwara distric and now in Baramulla areas.