Would Centre help?

Would Centre help?
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The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought the assistance from the Centre to compensate the losses suffered by the fruit growers and the farmers due to untimely snowfall.
In a communication addressed to the Union Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B V R Subramnayam has said the extent of damage is so huge that the State Government needs the assistance from the Government of India to provide relief to the affected farmers.
The tentative losses are estimated at over Rs 500 crore and state government cannot compensate the affected farmers on its own.
The snowfall in November took everyone by surprise. People in Kashmir have cut across the party lines to seek compensation for the growers. The Chief Secretary after gauging the gravity of the situation did not waste any time and stepped in to help the affected farmers. Now the ball is in the court of the Government of India and it has to take a call.
Farmers and growers are hoping that GoI would intervene and come for their rescue as in most of the places they have lost their entire yield. Horticulture is the mainstay of J&K’s economy especially in the rural areas.
Since the day Governor’s rule has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir the administration has become more quick and responsive. The people at the helm have tried to solve the issues which touch the skin of a common man. It’s an attempt to win the hearts and minds of people who have been at the receiving end for one or another reason. One hopes that Centre intervenes and helps the growers.

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