Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday asked the incumbent administration to access the losses to farmers and orchardists following an incessant hailstorm in Kulgam District.
Party senior leader Sakina Itoo and provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the farmers, Orchardists in Kulgam and DH Pora have suffered immense losses to their standing crops due to the incessant hail storm in Kulgam and other adjoining areas.
“I urge the incumbent administration to depute revenue teams to Kulgam to access the losses to farmers. The incumbent administration should also ensure that electricity is also restored in the hailstorm hit area,” Sakina said.
She further said, “Last year in November, the orchardists suffered huge losses due to early snowfall. Most of the farmers have still not been compensated and now this massive hailstorm has wreaked havoc with the orchardists in our area.”
In a separate statement, Imran Nabi Dar said, “The situation in Kulgam has been worrisome with many areas suffering massive hailstorm rendering losses to many orchards in the constituency. Governor Administration must immediately depute the revenue teams to assess the losses and compensate the affected orchardists.”
Meanwhile, a delegation led by party additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustufa Kamal, Provincial secretary Showkat Mir visited Cherhaar, Tangmarg on Thursday to condole with the family of Late Ghulam Muhammad Khan.
Party delegation paid glowing tributes to the departed soul and participated in the Fateha Khawani of the departed personality. It is pertinent to mention here that Late Ghulam Muhammad Khan died at the age of 121 and had been a lifelong associate of Sher e Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. The party rank and file paid glowing tributes to late Ghulam Muhammad Khan, and prayed for peace to his soul and strength to bear the inconsolable loss.