Wani seeks relief for hailstorm affected growers

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Srinagar, May 15 (KNS): MLA Shangus, Gulzar Ahmad Wani has expressed his sorrow over the massive damage caused to horticulture and agriculture crop in South Kashmir’s Ananthnag district especially in Shangus Constituency due to devastating hailstorm late last night and yesterday.

In a statement to KNS he said the torrential hails have wreaked havoc with the blossom of apple, pear, cherry, walnuts, almond and other fruit varieties which was in full bloom. He has urged the government to provide relief to the affected farmers and fruit traders immediately till their losses are assessed by the joint teams of horticulture, agriculture and revenue officers for loss compensation.

Wani also apprised the minister for horticulture Abdul Rahman Veeri over phone where he was assured that an expert team of horticulture will be sent to hailstorm affected areas Hardutooru, Kawarigam Chatisingpora of Shangus constituency to assess the damage caused by the hailstorm.

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