Kissan Tehreek demands relief for rain, hail-storm hit peasants
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 30: Ghulam Nabi Malik, General Secretary J&K Kissan Tehreek demanded immediate relief to the peasants whose standing crops and fruit have been damaged by the consistent rains and hail storm.
In a statement he urged the government to take up immediate measures for assessment of the losses, especially in South Kashmir where sizeable population of agriculturists and fruit growers has been worst hit.
Malik said the present dispensation should set a new precedent of extending prompt relief to the farming community, who suffer in such natural calamities.
He said the peasants toil hard to earn their livelihood but vagaries of weather often ruin them. “In such situations, the grower community looks forward for support and it becomes obligation for the government to be forthcoming and supportive,” he said.
Malik reiterated his demand for effective implementation of Crop Insurance Act for the benefit of farming community.
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