Hailstorm, rain wreak havoc on Budgam orchards

Hailstorm, rain wreak havoc on Budgam orchards

BUDGAM: Heavy rain and a massive hailstorm wreaked havoc in many villages of Budgam here in central Kashmir on Wednesday night. Reports of damage to vegetable crops and orchards of cherry, apricot, walnut and apple were received from areas of Charar-e-Sharief, Chadoora and other parts of the district. Orchardists told Kashmir Reader that the massive […]

Hailstorm, heavy rains damage crops, fruits in Rafiabad

Hailstorm, heavy rains damage crops, fruits in Rafiabad

BARAMULLA: Heavy rains and hailstorm on Sunday damaged crops and various kinds of fruits in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla. Locals said heavy rains, wind and hailstorm, which started Sunday afternoon continued for half an hour, resulting in damage to crops and various kinds of fruits and vegetables. For the past several days, hailstorm […]

Hailstorm damage crops in Kulgam villages, orchardists demand compensation

Hailstorm damage crops in Kulgam villages, orchardists demand compensation

KULGAM: The orchardists in this south Kashmir district on Thursday demanded compensation for the hailstorm which damaged horticulture and other crops in the district. The sudden hailstorm on Wednesday damaged huge stretches of orchids and other crops in around twenty villages in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The orchardists while pressing for compensation from government said […]

Hailstorm damages crops, fruits in Bandipora

Hailstorm damages crops, fruits in Bandipora

Bandipora: Crops and Orchards have suffered massive damage in different villages of North Kashmir’s Bandipoa District due to hailstorm on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shahid Iqbal said in a tweet that “Heavy damage to crops and orchards due to hailstorm, in Bandipore villages. Teams will visit tomorrow to assess damages, for compensation to farmers”. The […]

Budgam farmers demand compensation for hail damaged crops

Budgam farmers demand compensation for hail damaged crops

BUDGAM: Farmers in the district are demanding compensation and tax waiver following the heacy damage to their crops by rains and hailstorm on Thursday. The unexpected hailstorms damaged the crops of paddy and apple, besides vegetables and other crops in more than 100 villages of the district. Several farmers told Kashmir Reader that they have […]

Dir Agri orders immediate assessment of hailstorm-affected areas

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Friday visited different hailstorm-affected areas of district Budgam and Baramulla which include the villages of Agrikalan, Kanihama, Goomahmedpora, Magam, Ardina, Hanjibugh, Peth Makhama, etc. During the visit, he interacted with the affected farmers and ensured them of all possible technical assistance by the department. Andrabi gave […]

DDC Budgam assesses crop damage caused due to hailstorm

BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Syed Sehrish Asgar on Friday visited several hailstorms-hit areas in Magam and Narbal tehsils to assess the crop damages. During her visit, she inspected apple orchards, crop fields including paddy and vegetable gardens and interacted with the affected farmers assuring them all possible help from the district administration, an […]

Hailstorm destroys crops in Budgam

Hailstorm destroys crops in Budgam

MAGAM (BUDGAM): A hailstorm left behind a trail of destruction, leveling standing crops across dozens of villages in Budgam district on Thursday afternoon. Rice crops, pulses, vegetables and apple orchards took the brunt of sudden precipitation in Magam, Budran, Kawoosa, Kanihama, Mazhama, Narbal and many other parts of the district. Witnesses said that in second […]

Hailstorm, heavy rains damage crops on 100 hectares in Rajouri

Hailstorm, heavy rains damage crops on 100 hectares in Rajouri

‘110 animals of nomadic families died’ Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that standing crops spread over 100 hectares and over a dozen orchards were damaged by heavy rains and hailstorm which hit the Thanamandi area of Rajouri district last evening, officials said. However, all the members of the trapped Gujjar and […]

Orchardists decry delay in compensation after hail damage

Orchardists decry delay in compensation after hail damage

SHOPIAN: Orchardists from several villages of Shopian have alleged that despite their whole fruit crops getting damaged in recent hailstorms, no compensation has been provided to them. Hailstorms have destroyed crops of apple, cherry and pear. “There is not a single apple or walnut left on trees. Whatever is left is not in a condition […]