Hailstorm Damages Paddy, Fruit in Kupwara

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Heavy rains and hailstorm Saturday and Sunday late evening damaged paddy crop, vegetables and fruit in different parts of Kupwara district in North Kashmir.

In Shat-Muqam, Chandigam, Gund-Mancher, Krusen and its adjoining villages in Lolab area of Kupwara district, farmers said that heavy rains and hailstorm damaged paddy and maize crops.

They said that the hailstorm also hit fruit orchards and vegetable fields.

“The hailstorm continued for about 15 to 20 minutes in many areas and damaged paddy, maize, fruit and vegetables,” said Mohammad Ramzan, a farmer.

The farmers appealed the authorities to compensate the loss caused due to hailstorm. (GNS)

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