Shimla, Apr 26: A spokesman of the Horticulture department has advised the horticulturists covered under the weather-based crop insurance scheme should register their complaints or inform regarding the loss caused by the hailstorm to the Agricultural Insurance Company of India.
Earlier the Horticulture department has assessed that the apple crop has suffered a huge damage in different areas of the state during last few days. The department has already directed the insurance company to assess the damage caused by the hailstorm.
The department has also given a toll-free number 1800-103-0061 so that the horticulturists can inform about the loss and one of their representatives could also be reached the farms for assessing the loss.
All the development blocks of Shimla district, Ani development block of Kullu district and Karsog, Seraj, Gohar and Sundernagar the development blocks of Mandi district have suffered heavy losses.
He said that instructions have been issued to the Regional Officers to take stock of the estimate of the damage caused by recent hailstorm. They have been asked to assess the loss along with the officials of Revenue department to send a detailed report to the Directorate of Horticulture department soon. (UNI)