Tarigami demands relief for hailstorm hit orchardists in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 18: Senior CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday demanded immediate relief for farmers and orchardists whose crops and fruit were damaged due to heavy rains and hailstorm in Srinagar, Budgam and other areas of the valley on Monday
Tarigami called for a comprehensive compensation for affected farmers, orchardists who suffered extensive damages due to heavy rains and hailstorm that wrecked havoc in Srinagar, Budgam and other areas of the valley. “The government should assess the damages immediately so that the orchardists and peasants are provided compensation well in time,” he said.
He said earlier in November last year, the orchardists had suffered huge losses due to untimely snowfall. “The government announced meager compensation, which was also not provided to all the affected farmers or orchardist,” he said.
Questioning the government over non-implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme, he said that the farmers and orchardists will heave a sigh of relief if the scheme is implemented.
“The scheme has been implemented in some areas of Jammu region but is yet to be implemented in Kashmir valley. The scheme will save the fruit growers and agriculturists in the event of losses suffered due to natural calamities,” he added.