CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami has urged the governor administration to release funds on account of the relief to the affected fruit growers and orchardists forthwith.
In a statement issued here today, the CPI(M) leader reiterated that the untimely snowfall of November 4, 2018 wreaked havoc with fruit industry damaging both fruit trees and standing unharvested crops.
The little relief announced by the government in the wake of the calamitious event is yet to reach the fruit grower community as the funds on this account have not been released in full.
The fruit growers, he said are in a state of shock and denial of relief permissible under SDRF norms has completely shattered their faith in the governance system. He has urged the governor to look into the issue personally and release the funds to the concerned district authorities on top priority.
He said the fruit industry is the mainstay of states economy, adding that the negligence of this potential sector will seriously hit livelihood means of lakhs of farmers with a disastrous impact on GDP of the state.