Tarigami visits snow affected Kulgam villages, orchards

Srinagar, Nov 6: CPI (M) senior leader and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday visited the snow affected areas in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Tarigami also visited the orchards and villages of Kulgam district and said that the situation that caused due to the recent snowfall is terrible, saying that Kashmir especially poor rural population is weeping today.
There is an immediate need of technical assistance whether by Agriculture University or by the department itself. The technical assistance can only help in saving the damaged and broken trees,” he said.
He also said that proper assessment should be done and said that routine funds for affected farmers won’t do anything as it is an unprecedented natural calamity.
Tarigami added that some traders claim that the farmers and fruit growers have suffered a loss of Rs 500 Crore but “preliminary assessment is that Kulgam district has suffered a loss of Rs 400 Crore.”
“We had raised voice over implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme but unfortunately that was not implemented,” he said, adding that the KCC loan for farmers must be waived off.
“It is a big tragedy and people have lost faith in the system as those at the helm of affairs failed to fulfill their promises,” he said.
“I suggest the political parties, traders and civil society to raise strong voice for the farmers as a sustain voice is required,” he said. (KNS)