DDC Baramulla tours hailstorm-affected areas

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BARAMULLA: To assess the damages to crops, especially horticultural produce, due to recent hailstorms, District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash on Wednesday conducted an extensive tour to various areas of the district.

The DDC was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, concerned SDMs, Chief Horticulture Officer, officers from agriculture and other allied sectors besides representatives from concerned departments.

The DDC visited various areas including Nehalpora, Shouch Palpora, Dangerpora, Wanigam, Kreeri, Wagoora and other affected places wherein he was briefed that about 50% of the total production has been severely affected.

He issued on-spot directions to the concerned to thoroughly assess the losses so that proper compensation is provided to the affected.

The DDC also met several deputations who apprised him of post-hailstorm scenario. He assured them that proper compensation would be provided to the affected adding that he will take up the matter with higher authorities on priority.