Compensate farmers, fruit growers

Compensate farmers, fruit growers

Recent torrential rains wreaked havoc across Kashmir. The rains devastated the orchards and other crops and damaged many structures. Three people, including two women were also killed in Ganderbal and Bandipora districts after lightning struck them.
Farmers and the orchardists were the worst hit. The politicians have cut across the party lines and have demanded compensation for the farmers, who have suffered huge losses.
The government so far has not responded to the demands of compensation and people at the helm have maintained silence over the issue.
Fruit growers and others are worried they fear that the rains damaging their yield could lead to prices of fresh-fruits witnessing a decline. They claim that they are yet to overcome the losses which they suffered last year and they have been unable to clear their pending loans.
The government needs to take a note of the damages which have been caused to the standing crops and needs to step in to help the framers and the fruit growers. In the recent years Horticulture industry has turned out to be the mainstay of Kashmir’s economy and the people associated with this industry need to be encouraged so that they don’t give up due to nature turning furious.
If the people associated with the Horticulture industry are provided the adequate help at this point of time it would encourage them to work hard to compensate the losses which they have suffered recently.
The government should also assess the losses which the people in low lying areas suffered due to the flash floods as many houses got submerged. People need help and they are looking towards the Governor’s administration and are hoping that they won’t be let down.