Mian Altaf expresses concern over massive damage to orchards

Srinagar, Nov 5: Senior National Conference leader and Member Legislative Assembly Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed has expressed concern over the massive damages to apple orchards following heavy and untimely snowfall in valley.
In a statement, Mian Altaf said that the farmers have suffered huge losses due to the damage caused to orchards following the snowfall.
Mian Altaf sought immediate comprehensive compensation for the affected orchardists.
“The government should offer succor to the farmers and orchardists as they form the backbone of the state’s economy and have always been suffering on account of weather vagaries,” he said.
Mian Altaf also urged the administration to gear up its men and machinery to provide all the basic amenities to the people and to mitigate their problems arisen after the snowfall.
He said that the administration should ensure immediate restoration of power supply in all the areas of Kangan constituency. (KNS)