Srinagar: Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, visited various orchards of village Zazripora, Awgam, Poniwah, Nanibugh, Kanipora, Srandoo and Bugam,which had witnessed hail storm recently causing extensive damage to fruit crops.
He was accompanied by Chief Horticulture Officer Kulgam and KVK officials. The Director expressed his sympathies with the affected fruit growers and assured them of all possible help by the Government.
The growers were advised to follow the advisory issued by the Department of Horticulture, Kashmir, so as to minimize the possibility of further damage to fruit crop.
The Director impressed upon all the concerned Chief Horticulture officers to assess the damage caused by Hail storm along with Revenue Officials in the affected areas. For the convenience of growers a Helpline Number has been established at Directorate of Horticulture Kashmir, Rajbagh, Srinagar i.e. 0194-2311484. The affected growers can also contact CHO, Kulgam on Ph. No. 7006190040.