Srinagar: The National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Tuesday expressed concern over the “lacklustre” approach of the government to mitigate the problems of the people of Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district in wake of the recent snowfall.
“The ill-timed snowfall has increased the woes of people especially the farmers and orchardists,” Omar said in a statement.
The NC vice president and MLA Beerwah said that the few inches of snowfall revealed the unpreparedness of the administration. “The exigencies following the snowfall should have been addressed to on war footing. Many interior roads of Beerwah haven’t been cleared of snow as of now. Many villages in my constituency are still reeling under darkness. Electricity hasn’t been restored in many hamlets. The primary and the tertiary health care systems are also at the receiving end. The attendance of the staff is dismal in the hospitals,” he said.
Omar said that many hamlets in the Beerwah constituency are suffering from scarcity of drinking water. “It seems that the administration is deliberately discriminating against Beerwah. The administration is yet to accesses the losses to the farmers and orchardists,” he said.
He implored upon the governor’s administration to ensure the speedy restoration of road connectivity in Beeerwah.
“The farmers should be compensated adequately before the onset of harsh winter,” Omar said.