Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday accused the Governor administration of leaving the already aggrieved fruit growers of Kashmir in the lurch, stating that the tall claims of mitigation of losses is proving a mere hoax on the ground.
In a statement issued here, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura stated that the administration is yet to assess the losses incurred by the fruit growers in Kashmir due to the recent snowfall and that in particular a plethora of areas in district Budgam are yet to be visited by the helmsmen so that to take stock of the situation and make assessment of the losses caused to orchards.
Hanjura added that the Governor administration is behaving like a proverbial ostrich having a meager knowledge about the damage caused to the orchards and yet making tall claims of mitigating the losses incurred by the fruit growers.
The PDP general secretary stated that it is high time that the administration remains on tenterhooks amid the present worrisome situation and make a comprehensive assessment of the damage caused by the recent unseasonal snowfall recently.
He added that the fruit growers are desperately waiting for the relief so that they could somehow manage to out their already crises ridden livelihood back on the track.