Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) chairman and MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Muhammad Yasin Thursday expressed shock over the loss of standing crops and property due to a devastating thunderstorm that hit various areas of the Khansahib constituency including Zaggoo Kharian, Sithharan and Ring Zabal, last evening.
According to the statement issued here, Yasin asked the district administration Budgam to assess the losses caused to the residential houses and standing crops due to the thunderstorm so that adequate ex-gratia relief could be provided to the affected people.
He also asked the SDM, Khansahib and the concerned Tehsildar to inspect the affected areas and provide livelihood to the affected families under MGNREGA besides construction of protection bunds in the affected areas.
MLA Khansahib said that the thunderstorm has wrecked havoc, thereby inflicting colossal damage to the residential houses, cowsheds and agriculture and horticulture crops in the area.
He also asked the district administration to sent joint team of the concerned officers of Revenue, agriculture, horticulture and Rural Developments to assess the quantum of damage and losses so that a case for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people is made without any delay.
Hakeem also expressed sympathies to affected people.