Times of Kashmir

| 20 Jul 2019
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Heavy Hailstorm damages fruit crop in Sopore and other areas of Zaingeer

Peerzada Waseem
Baramulla  : 15 minute-long storm wreaked havoc in many villages of Zaingeer including,Apple Town Sopore, Rafiabad, Sangrama other areas of Baramulla and Sopore district on Thursday.
Strong hailstrom caused huge damage to crops and vegetable in north Kashmir Apple Town Sopore and Major parrs of Zaingeer , leaving farmers in distress over expected losses.
The ochardists in the district told INS that the brief hailstorm caused damage to crops like apple, vegetables and other fruits. “This year, we expected a good crop as our orchards seemed to be abundant in apples, but the hail storms have not only dashed our hopes, but also left the orchardists in desperation,” said Tawseef Ahmad  a fruit businessman , a resident of Sopore
Meanwhile Farmers have appealed the authorities to compensate the loss.
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