Tarigami demands release of relief funds to fruit growers, orchardists
Srinagar: CPI (M) leader MohamadYousufTarigami has urged the governor administration to release funds on account of the relief to the affected fruit growers and orchardists immediately.
In a statement issued here today, the CPI (M) leader reiterated that the untimely snowfall of 4th November wreaked havoc with fruit industry damaging both fruit trees and standing crops.
The little relief announced by the government in the wake of calamitous event is yet to reach the fruit grower community as the funds on this account have not been released in full.
The fruit growers, he said are in a state of shock and denial of relief permissible under SDRF norms has completely shattered their faith in the governance system.
He has urged the governor to look into the issue personally and release the funds to the concerned district authorities on top priority.
Tarigami said the fruit industry is the mainstay of state’s economy, adding that negligence of this potential sector will seriously hit livelihood of lakhs of farmers with disastrous impact on GDP of the state.