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Horticulture department to assess losses suffered by snow hit orchardists

Last Updated on October 25, 2021 at 5:17 pm

The untimely snowfall has wreaked havoc in Kashmir as orchardists have suffered huge losses. Jammu and Kashmir government has directed the horticulture department to assess the losses suffered by orchardists.

Director General Horticulture, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat said that there are strict instructions from the Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Ahmad Khan and Principal Secretary to Government, Horticulture Department, Navin Kumar Chaudhary regarding assessment of damage caused due to the untimely snowfall.

DG Horticulture conducted an extensive tour to district Kulgam and visited various snow hit orchards in the areas viz. Chawalgam, Nihama, KB Pora, Khul, Ahmadabad, NOorabad Waripora, Mirhama, Kulgam, DK Marg etc and saw the current situation.

Also, Joint Director Horticulture, Kashmir and concerned Chief Horticulture officers and various field functionaries accompanied him. The Director General expressed his sympathy with the grieved orchardists and assured them of all possible help.