Hailstorm wreaks havoc in Shopian, damages apple fruit

Last Updated: July 2, 2016 at 8:22 am

Srinagar : CPI (M) has expressed serious concern over the damage caused to fruits due to hail storm in Shopian yesterday.

The party has demanded early compensation to the orchardists and farmers who suffered losses and alleged that whenever natural calamities cause damage to the fruit and crops, the worse affected are assured compensation and even surveys are conducted but no relief reaches to them.

Calling for a comprehensive compensation for the farmers and orchardists who suffered extensive damages due to hailstorm, the State Secretary CPI (M), Ghulam Nabi Malik has urged the state government to go for immediate assessment of damages to fruit and standing crops and disburse financial relief to the affected families without any delay.

Reiterating his call for introduction and implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme (CIS) in Jammu and Kashmir, Malik said the scheme will save the fruit growers and agriculturists in the event of losses suffered due to natural calamities.