Shimla, Jun 5: A district unit of CPM on Wednesday wanted the State Government to compensate the farmers, who suffered massive loss to the standing crops by the wind and hailstorm caused by cyclone Fani last month.
Secretary of district party unit Sanjay Chauhan said in a statement, "Apple, plum, pear almond, apricot, peach, mango and other crops suffered massive loss due to wind and hailstorm causing economic loss to many farmers in the district."
He also urged the government to order revenue survey of loss so that affected farmer could be compensated.
Most of the affected farmers were from Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur Una and Solan district as Sainj, Banjar and Ani area of Kullu, Rampur, Theog, Nerwa , Baghi Rohru of Shimla, Bangana area of Una.
Over the past few decades apple production in the State had fallen due to erratic weather conditions and climate change playing havoc with cash crops affecting the Rs 4,500-crore sector.