Srinagar, Nov 4: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday expressed serious concern over the wide scale damage caused to the horticulture and agriculture sectors in the Jammu and Kashmir due to snowfall and also questioned government’s inadequacy in ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity and water during the present crises.
PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir in a statement here this afternoon said the damages caused to the fruit industry due to the snowfall is massive and that the people associated with the horticulture sector have incurred huge losses.
Mir also questioned the government’s ill-preparedness to tackle the aftermath of snowfall in Kashmir, stating that it was ironic to find that the government woke up from slumber only after the essential supplies were badly hit.
He added that the administration should have taken pre-emptive measures to ensure that the power lines and water supplies aren’t affected by the change in the weather as was already predicted by the weather department.
PDP Vice President Abdul Rahman Veeri has also expressed concern over the unseasonable snow and rainfall damaging crops in Kashmir where farmers were pinning hopes on a good harvest to mitigate losses sustained during the previous seasons.UNI