The Residents of Andoo Shangus in South Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag) staged a Protest against Horticulture Deparment claiming that the officials never visited the area to take a stock of the losses due to the recent snowfall.
The Residents while speaking to The Kashmiriyat alleged that Due to Fresh Snowfall Orchards in the area have suffered a massive damaged, but No one has visit the area to take the Stock of Damage.
The Residents appealed the Governor and District Administration for debt relief for orchadists who have suffered huge losses and urged to give one-time exemption in the recovery of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans Due to huge losses.
“Farmers are not in a position to repay their loans raised against their farming land and orchards,” Ghulam Mohammed wani, an Orchardist told The Kashmiriyat.
There is a need to arrange a one-time waiver on a specified amount of KCC in favour of those farmers and agriculturists who are not in a position to purchase fertilizers and pesticides for their farms and orchards, the farmers said.