Bandipora, Oct 01: Regretting the damage caused to the standing crops by turbulent winds and hailstorms Sunday evening, State Congress General Secretry and MLA Bandipora Usman Majid here on today said that scores of villages in his constituency have suffered losses and the administration must come to their rescue.
In a statement, Majid said that scores of villages of his constituency suffered losses due to hails and winds on Sunday. While paddy fields were flattened at certain places, fruit orchards also suffered damages.
He has urged the Governor Satpal Malik and district administration to provide ex-gratia 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.
Expressing solidarity with the farmers, Majid said he will knock every door to seek justice for them in terms of compensation.