Tarigami seeks KCC loan waiver for farmers

The need is to announce one-time waiver of KCC loan to the small farmers and fruit growers whose harvest was damaged by the snowfall, he said.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 13 2018 1:54AM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2018 1:54AM
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While expressing serious concern over rising unemployment, power scarcity, corruption and unabated killings/arrests in Kashmir, CPI (M) leader Mohammad YousufTarigami today demanded KCC loan waiver for the small farmers and fruit growers whose harvest was damaged by the recent heavy snowfall. Addressing workers convention at Kulgam today he said the relief announced “state-specific special natural calamity” for orchards damaged due to snowfall is quite inadequate. 

“Besides the huge damage to the present crop, the snowfall caused massive damage to fruit trees. Millions of trees have been damaged due to the snowfall and the mainstay of the Kashmir economy – horticulture – is in a shambles,” he said. 

The need is to announce one-time waiver of KCC loan to the small farmers and fruit growers whose harvest was damaged by the snowfall, he said.

He stressed for implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme (CIS) in the state. 

He also criticised the government for “corruption” which he said has rendered the system defunct in Jammu and Kashmir. He also condemned the “unabated killings and random arrests in Kashmir.

 

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