Srinagar: The National Conference on Thursday asked the government to access the losses to farmers and orchardists in south Kashmir’s Kulgam following the incessant hailstorm.
In a statement, the NC leader Sakina Itoo and spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the farmers and orchardists in Kulgam and DH Pora have suffered immense losses to their standing crops due to the incessant hail storm in Kulgam and other adjoining areas.
“I urge the administration to depute revenue teams to Kulgam to access the losses to farmers. The administration should also ensure that electricity is also restored in the hailstorm hit area,” Sakina said.
She further said, “Last year in November, the orchardists suffered huge losses due to early snowfall. Most of the farmers have still not been compensated and now this massive hailstorm has wreaked havoc with the orchardists in our area.”
Imran said, “The situation in Kulgam has been worrisome with many areas suffering massive hailstorm rendering losses to many orchards in the constituency. Governor’s administration must immediately depute the revenue teams to assess the losses and compensate the affected orchardists.”