Srinagar, Jun 18: CPI (M) has expressed serious concern over the damage caused to fruits due to hail storm in Kulgam particularly in Noorabad, Banimulla and Chambgund areas.
The party has demanded early compensation to the orchardists and farmers who suffered losses and alleged that whenever natural calamities cause damage to the fruit and crops, the worse affected are assured compensation and even surveys are conducted but no relief reaches to them.
Calling for a comprehensive compensation for the farmers and orchardists who suffered extensive damages due to hailstorm, the CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has urged the state government to go for immediate assessment of damages to fruit and disburse financial relief to the affected families without any delay.
Reiterating his call for introduction and implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme (CIS) in Jammu and Kashmir, Tarigami said the scheme will save the fruit growers and agriculturists in the event of losses suffered due to natural calamities. (KNS)