Srinagar, Oct 24: Calling for a comprehensive compensation for farmers and orchardists who suffered extensive damages due to early snowfall, Jammu Kashmir Apni Party Vice President Usman Majid urged the government to go for immediate assessment of damages to the horticulture sector.
Majid said that the early snowfall this season has wreaked havoc on orchards in Kashmir, especially in southern districts, and has caused huge losses to the growers.
The government must depute teams to assess the losses in the affected areas so that they are compensated forthwith. Experts should be sent to the affected areas, who could suggest the people how to retrieve the damaged apple trees and advise the orchardists and farmers on measures to be taken to save the remaining crop, Majid said
Majid in a statement said that, it becomes an obligation for the government to come to the support and succour of the farmers and orchardists as they form the backbone of the state’s economy and have always been suffering on account of weather vagaries.
Majid stressed upon the LG Administration to intervene and direct his administration for immediate assessment and adequate compensation of losses of fruit orchards suffered due to untimely snowfall. (KDC)