Orchardists stage protest in Anantnag

Anantnag: Residents of Gopalpora and Rampora villages in Anantnag held a protest demonstration against the authorities for denying relief amounts sanctioned against the damages caused to the crops in massive hailstorm in May 2016.
“The authorities ordered sanction of relief amount when the hailstorm perished our orchards but it has not been released,” an orchardist said.
“The loss was colossal and the situation worsened for us due to the uprising that shattered our businesses,” he said.
Additional deputy commissioner Anatnag Muhammad Younis said that the relief amounts have been released in favour of the affected orchardists. “It will take a little more time to distribute the relief amounts to every affected farmer or orchardist,” he said.