DDC chairperson Ganderbal takes stock of situation after windstorm
Post by on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Ganderbal, May 10: The chairperson, District Development Council (DDC) Ganderbal, NuzhatIshfaq and former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh IshfaqJabbar Tuesday visited various areas of Ganderbal constituency which suffered losses due to the wind storm on Monday.
The duo interacted with the people and enquired about the losses due to the windstorm. They assured every possible help to all those who suffered losses.
PDF seeks KCC loan waiver to wind, hailstorm affected orchardists of KhansahibBudgam.
Khansahib , Budgam, May 10:- Chairman People's Democratic Front ( PDF )and former Minister Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen has expressed serious concern over the clossal losses caused to standings crops , orchards and residential structures due to persistent gusty winds and hailstorm in various parts of Kashmir valley including Budgam and Khansahib areas . He has urged the government to provide relief and compensation to the affected families adding that KCC loans of the farmers of Kashmiri farmers and orchardists should be immediately waived off.
In a statement, Hakeem Yaseen while expressing concern over the massive damage caused to standings crops and orchards and residential structures due to intermittent wind and hailstorm, has demanded adequate compensation for the affected families.
"The agriculture and horticulture sectors in particular have been shattered by successive strokes of hailstorm in several parts of Kashmir valley including various areas of Budgam and Khansahib constituency," Hakeem Yaseen stressed.
He has urged the government to immediately waive-off KCC loans of all farmers and orchardists of Kashmir valley as they are unable to repay their loans in the prevailing conditions inflicted on them due to weather vagaries. He has urged for adequate compensation and market intervention initiatives to help the farmers and orchardists to sustain their livelihood against the prevailing odds.
It was most unfortunate that despite repeated demands made by the affected farmers, orchardists, civil society groups and political parties to announce compensation, waiver over KCC loans and market intervention initiatives , the government has not come forward as yet with any announcement like that so far, Hakeem Yaseen observed . He has urged the government to take immediate cogzinance of the hardships due to severe economic and financial losses inflicted on them due to the natural calamity and announce relief measures in tune with the colossal losses caused by the strong winds and massive hailstorm.