Loss assessment of hailstorm-affected areas in 3 days: Agri deptt

Director agriculture directed the Chief Agriculture Officers of concerned districts to depute their teams to these areas to assess the damage caused by the hailstorm yesterday.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Sep 15 2018 12:09AM | Updated Date: Sep 15 2018 12:09AM
Loss assessment of hailstorm-affected areas in 3 days: Agri depttGK Photo

Agriculture department on Friday announced that it will assess the impact of damage to crops and orchards caused by Thursday hailstorm and strong winds in Budgam, Barmulla districts within three days.

According to an official spokesperson, the director agriculture Aijaz Iqbal Andrabi during his visit of different hailstorm-affected areas of district Budgam and Baramulla gave on spot instructions to the concerned field officers to take up the impact assessment assignment seriously and accomplish the entire exercise within three days positively.

Later on, Director Agriculture Kashmir convened an emergency meeting with senior officers of the department to assess the extent of damage caused by Thursday’s strong winds and hailstorm to different crops in several areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district and north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Kupwara districts.

He interacted with the affected farmers of Agrikalan, Kanihama, Goomahmedpora, Magam, Ardina, Hanjibugh, Peth Makhama villages and ensured them of every possible technical assistance by the department.

Later on, Director Agriculture Kashmir convened an emergency meeting with senior officers of the department to assess the extent of damage caused by Thursday’s strong winds and hailstorm to different crops in several areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district and north Kashmir’s Baramulla and Kupwara districts. 

Director agriculture directed the Chief Agriculture Officers of concerned districts to depute their teams to these areas to assess the damage caused by the hailstorm yesterday.

Field officers have been asked to conduct a detailed assessment of the losses and the chief agriculture officers concerned have been asked to furnish crop and area wise damage report within three days.

“Every affected village should be visited, the losses should be documented and a report must be filed within set time,” he said.

He directed joint director agriculture extension to personally monitor the entire exercise of assessment of the losses and ensure that all the set norms are being adopted during the assessment procedures.

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