PDP demands compensation to hailstorm victims of Budgam

SRINAGAR, SEPT 14 2018

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday expressed deep concern over the wide scale damage caused to the crops in Budgam due to hailstorm that occurred on Thursday. In a statement issued here, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said the sudden hailstorm that occurred on Thursday in the district has left a trail of destruction behind while causing massive damage to the Rice crops, pulses, vegetables and apple orchards crops.

He added that the worst affected hamlets in the district Budgam were Mazhama, Kawoosa, Kanihama, Budran, Panzan, Hachroo, Kanir , Waghma and several others.

Hanjura while asking the government to assess the damages caused to the crops and orchards by the nature’s fury, demanded adequate relief and compensation to the hail storm victims at an earliest. “We appeal the government to take stock of the situation on ground and provide succour to the farmers immediately who have borne the brunt of the hail storm in Budgam,” Hanjura said in a statement.  (PTK)