Snowfall Aftermath: JK Govt seeks GoI assistance to compensate losses in agriculture, horticulture sectors

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has urged the Government of India to depute a team to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the damages/losses to the agriculture and horticulture sectors due to recent heavy snowfall in the state.

In a communication addressed to the Union Secretary of India, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the Chief Secretary said the extent of damage is so huge that the State Government needs the assistance from the Government of India to provide relief to the affected farmers.

“As per the preliminary assessment done by the State Government’s field agencies nearly 53000 hectares of horticulture and 9000 hectares of agriculture crops have been severely damaged and the tentative losses are estimated at over Rs 500 crore,” the Chief Secretary said in his communication.

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