Strong winds, hailstorm damages orchards


Strong winds and hailstorm Friday damaged orchards and vegetable crops in several areas of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

The farmers from several areas of Ganderbal district including Lar, Waliwar, Chount Waliwar, Manigam, Benhama and Wussan told Kashmir Vision that the strong winds and the hailstorm in this afternoon caused damage to the fruit buds of apple trees, walnut, cherry and vegetables.

The hailstorm and the strong winds long lasted for fifteen minutes. The farmers said that they suffered a loss in lakhs.

Meanwhile, the farmers appealed Agriculture and Horticulture departments to depute their teams to these areas to access the damage caused by hailstorm today.

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