Slams admin for failing to compensate affected orchardists

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Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday slammed the administration for failing to provide aid to the farmers and orchardists who have suffered immense losses due to the unexpected snowfall in November last year.

The statement issued by the party stated: NC leader Imran Nabi Dar while meeting affected orchardists delegating from south-Kashmir’s Kulgam area said that he has been receiving complaints that most of the farmers and orchardists haven’t received any compensation for the damages they suffered during the heavy snowfall in November 2018.

“This reveals how insensitive the incumbent governor administration is towards the mounting miseries of the orchardists and other marginalized farmers,” he said, adding the laid-back attitude of the government is pushing the suffering farmers to wall.

Imran said that orchardists and farmers had pinned high hopes on their annual produce to pay for their bank debts. “The families associated with farming and horticulture are finding it difficult to meet day to day expenses of their households. Most of the farmers are not able to repay their dues over to banks and other lenders.”

Imran assured the delegation that he will raise the issue at proper forums to ensure that the woes of orchardists and farmers are redressed, the statement said.