South Kashmir worst hit in development: NC

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‘Poor left to fend for themselves’

Srinagar: The National Conference on Saturday said there is a severe development deficit in south Kashmir and “the insensitive attitude of the government is further aggravating the situation”.

“The developmental in this part is worst hit due to the apathetic attitude of the government,” the NC leader Sakina Itoo said in a statement.

Itoo said that the frequent power-cuts and inconsistent water supply have become a norm in south Kashmir areas. “It seems that administration has left the poor to fend for themselves. The student community is among the worst sufferers, they find it very difficult to pursue their studies,” she said.

The already appalling situation has been “worsened by the recent ill-timed snowfall which left marginalised farmers and orchardists wailing,” she said.

The NC leader implored upon the administration to hasten the process of assessment of losses to farmers before the onset of harsh winter. “The administration has announced that affected farmers shall be recompensed suitably. The need of the hour is to ensure that every affected farmer rises again on his feet. The compensation should be comprehensive, timely and to the satisfaction of farmers and orchardists,” she added.