Hailstorm in Tral villages damage crops, fruits

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Basharat Rashid

Tral: Hailstorm was witnessed in scores of villages in South Kashmir’s Tral sub-district, locals said.
They said that intense hailstorm continued for almost 15 minutes and destroyed the crops, fruits, vegetables in the villages like Panner Jagir, Bhatnoor, Mandoora and Chewa.
One of the locals said that hailstorm was witnessed for second time in last three days, due to which crops, fruits and vegetables were badly hit, thereby leaving farmers dismayed.
He said that most of the people earn their livelihood from agricultural and horticultural sectors in these areas. They have been left worried by the hailstorm.
The locals urged the administration to make an assessment of the damage to agriculture and horticulture in the area as soon as possible and provide the compensation accordingly.

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