Beerwah 20 May 2018
PDP Senior Leader & ex-MLA Beerwah, Dr. Shafi Ahmad Wani on Thursday appealed state government to compensate the farmers whose crops has been hit by the hailstorm on Friday in different areas of Khag in Central Kashmir’s Budgam District and suffered huge losses.
“The farmers whose crops were destroyed due to the hailstorm in Khag Block yesterday be provided immediate relief by the govt. for the losses they have suffered,” he said.
Expressing sympathies with the victims of the devastating hailstorm, Dr. Shafi has also appealed government to constitute a joint team of officers of agriculture and horticulture to inspect all the affected areas of Khag to assess the loss and provide the compensation to the affected farmers accordingly.
“The villages of this block are already poverty stricken and thus can’t afford such loss. I appeal that officials be geared for accurate, fair and timely assessment of losses with a financial provision for adequate support,” he added.
On Friday, the hailstorm which occurred in many areas of Khag Block in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district has caused extensive damages to the both agriculture and horticulture and has caused panic among the farming community.
Credit to Faisal Banday