Compensate orchardists who suffered losses due to heavy snowfall in Shopian: MLA Bhat to Gov

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Srinagar: Shopian lawmaker Muhammad Yousuf Bhat has impressed upon the governor’s administration to assess the losses caused to apple trees due to the heavy snow, which resulted in breaking down of trees.

In a statement, Bhat said that the incessant snowfall has damaged most of the apple orchards in Shopian and has left orchardists of the apple district in distress. The unexpected snowfall was heavier than normal snowfall and the accumulated snow on tree branches broke down many of them, which made people of this apple district suffer huge losses, as people are mostly dependent on apple orchards,” he added

While interacting with various delegations of fruit growers, MLA was informed that the orchardists community, have suffered extensive damage to their apple orchards and in such situation, these victims look forward to the government support.

The lawmaker urged upon the Governor administration to constitute a team of horticulture, agriculture and revenue department, who would visit the affected areas to access the losses caused to the fruits so that the quantum of relief and compensation could be worked out for the affected orchardists.