Ahsan Pardesi seeks compensation for hailstorm affected farmers in Faqir Gujri

Srinagar, 17 May (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party Leader Ahsan Pardesi on Monday sought compensation for the hailstorm affected cherry growers in the Faqir Gujri hamlet of District Srinagar.
Expressing his deep concern over the massive destruction caused to the standing crops in the Faqir Gujri Area of Srinagar, Pardesi said due to the heavy hailstorm, rains and gusty winds in the outlying hilly suburb of Srinagar, various standing crops particularly Cherry have incurred heavy damage.

In a statement issued to Kashmir news service (KNS),he said that the heavy hailstorm has played havoc with the fruit and food grain production, affecting badly the livelihood of hundreds of marginal farmers who he said need to be compensated adequately for their sustenance. “The severe weather condition that lasted for hours played havoc with people farmer’s standing crops particularly the cherry.

I am given to know that the weather vagary has, defoliated, bend, broke and stripped trees of vegetative parts, hence destroying the months of hard work of our farmers. In addition to it, the hailstorm has significantly caused fatal trauma to people and cattle at various places. The heavy downpour has impacted orchids, shrubbery, electricity transmission lines at various other places as well,” he said,” he said.
Keeping in view the havoc, the severe weather played with the people’s crops and property, He said the divisional administration of Kashmir is expected to come to the rescue of the affected.

“The district and divisional administration should immediately come to the rescue of affected and rush revenue teams to the affected hamlet to access the losses incurred by people especially the cherry growers so that a proper compensation is worked out at an earliest and distributed among affected forthwith,” he said demanding that the compensation to the affected farmers and horticulturalists be given on the basis of MSP.
He has enjoined upon the concerned officers of the agriculture, horticulture and revenue authorities to assess the quantum of colossal losses so that volume of compensation and relief could be worked out at the earliest. He prayed for the speedy upturn of the affected as well.(KNS)

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