The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to disburse cash compensation to the Orchardists whose apple crop was damaged in heavy snowfall of November 07, 2019.
It meeting was informed that Joint Assessment had already been done by Horticulture, revenue and other concerned department officials jointly at the village, block, tehsil and district level.
The Divisional Commissioner directed DCs to transfer the payments through Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) mode and complete the disbursement process in a week’s time so that affected orchardist can start horticulture activity in ensuing season, in a hassle-free manner.
He asked DCs to send a report of compensation transferred to Orchardists to the Divisional Commissioner’s office, on a daily basis.
The meeting was informed that district Budgam will start the process from Sunday while other districts of the valley from Monday.
Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Tadsaduq Hussain Mir, Director Horticulture, Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Assistant Commissioner (central) with Div Com and other concerned officers were present in the meeting where as Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir Division participated the meeting via video conferencing.