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Nov 7 snowfall caused extensive damage to orchards: Div Com

Govt orders survey to assess losses

December 01, 2019 | BK NEWS DESK/SRINAGAR

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said that it has ordered an extensive survey of the losses suffered by the fruit growers and orchardists across Kashmir due to the snowfall. The government is also mulling to compensate the farmers once the survey is complete.
According to reports unseasonal snowfall on November 7, 40 per cent of Kashmir orchards suffered intensive damage with South Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam bearing the brunt followed by north Kashmir districts of Kupwara and Baramulla. Srinagar orchards also suffered 22 per cent losses due to the untimely snowfall as per preliminary assessment.
“We have directed the deputy commissioners of every district to conduct an in-depth and extensive survey of the orchards that suffered losses in the November 7 snowfall,” Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan said.
He said that all the officers are busy on ground to ensure that the complete and impartial survey is done so that some kind of relief is provided to the affected farmers and apple growers. “All the heads of districts will compile a detailed report and accordingly submit the same to my office after which government will take a final call on compensation,” Khan said.
As per tentative assessment of the government, South Kashmir suffered 35 per cent losses to its orchards while as apple crop that was yet to be plucked due to the back to back killings non-state apple dealers and truck drivers in Kulgam and Pulwama district in the month.
Iqbal Mir, a resident of Shopian district, said that the November 7 snowfall wreaked havoc as not just the apple crop but the trees fell down due to snow accumulation on their branches. “It takes at least 10 to15 years for an apple to give quality apples.
The November 7 snowfall, damaged the apple trees intensively leave the farmers and apple growers deeply worried,” he said. Mir said that government must compensate the farmers and apple growers on time before it is too late.
“Our main demand is that the survey being done by the government should be impartial and based on spot visit by the officials so that there is no bungling when farmers would be compensated,” said Mir as his associates echoed similar views. (KNO)

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Nov 7 snowfall caused extensive damage to orchards: Div Com

Govt orders survey to assess losses

December 01, 2019 | BK NEWS DESK/SRINAGAR

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said that it has ordered an extensive survey of the losses suffered by the fruit growers and orchardists across Kashmir due to the snowfall. The government is also mulling to compensate the farmers once the survey is complete.
According to reports unseasonal snowfall on November 7, 40 per cent of Kashmir orchards suffered intensive damage with South Kashmir districts of Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam bearing the brunt followed by north Kashmir districts of Kupwara and Baramulla. Srinagar orchards also suffered 22 per cent losses due to the untimely snowfall as per preliminary assessment.
“We have directed the deputy commissioners of every district to conduct an in-depth and extensive survey of the orchards that suffered losses in the November 7 snowfall,” Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan said.
He said that all the officers are busy on ground to ensure that the complete and impartial survey is done so that some kind of relief is provided to the affected farmers and apple growers. “All the heads of districts will compile a detailed report and accordingly submit the same to my office after which government will take a final call on compensation,” Khan said.
As per tentative assessment of the government, South Kashmir suffered 35 per cent losses to its orchards while as apple crop that was yet to be plucked due to the back to back killings non-state apple dealers and truck drivers in Kulgam and Pulwama district in the month.
Iqbal Mir, a resident of Shopian district, said that the November 7 snowfall wreaked havoc as not just the apple crop but the trees fell down due to snow accumulation on their branches. “It takes at least 10 to15 years for an apple to give quality apples.
The November 7 snowfall, damaged the apple trees intensively leave the farmers and apple growers deeply worried,” he said. Mir said that government must compensate the farmers and apple growers on time before it is too late.
“Our main demand is that the survey being done by the government should be impartial and based on spot visit by the officials so that there is no bungling when farmers would be compensated,” said Mir as his associates echoed similar views. (KNO)


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