Bhat demands compensation to hailstorm affected farmers, orchardists of Bandipora

Srinagar, Jun 21: Former Legislator Nizamuddin Bhat has expressed sympathy with farmers and orchardists of Bandipora who suffered losses at the paddy fields, vegetable gardens and orchards in the hailstorm.
Bhat said the victims need immediate support to sustain and exhorted upon District administration for early assessment on merits.
He appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik to direct disaster management authorities to come forward for help of poor peasants and orchardists.
Bhat hoped that Governor will announce relief to be granted to sufferers and will also ensure that fruit industry in particular is taken care of against any down slide.
He said hailstorm has caused huge losses which can be made good through governmental intervention and support.