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Rasheed urges Governor admin to compensate north Kashmir farmers for crop losses

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Langate: AIP President, Er Rasheed has urged the governor led state administration to compensate the farmers in Langate, Kupwara, Handwara and Lolab areas, whose crops were damaged by flash floods and hailstorm during the last few weeks.
Rasheed, who is on a two day tour to the villages in north Kashmir, interacted with masses and took stock of public issues.
He also visited Dardpora, Gagal and Harden villages of Lolab area to express his sympathies with the three families, who lost their dear ones in three separate incidents of natural calamities.
Rasheed expressed flayed the state administration for failing to pay any ex-gratia to the families of victims.
Demanding release of funds for ongoing developmental works in district Kupwara, Rasheed said that Kupwara being a far-flung district needed special care and timely funding from the governor led administration.
“District administration must discharge its duties with keen interest and honesty as it is difficult for common masses to reach the civil secretariat for the redressal of their grievances,” he said.
Rasheed also demanded a special package for farmers and fruit growers whose property has been damaged due to recent floods and continuous hailstorm.
“It makes no difference if government officials just visit the affected areas and create the hope but all this ends at nothing except fake assurances,” he alleged.
Rasheed asked the state government to allocate proper funds to compensate victims of natural calamities.
The “entire Kupwara”, he said, “has already been suffering since past 30 years due to ongoing violence and uprising in the state and people in most of the areas face huge difficulties even to get basic amenities”.
While schools and hospitals are lacking adequate staff, rest of the department’s especially Rural Development Department and PDD have become “almost defunct for one reason or the other”, Rasheed said.
He accused successive governments of using Kupwara district “simply as a vote bank and then stabbing the entire population by not doing anything concrete for the upliftment of this border district”.
He urged union government to take measures immediately for four lane connectivity from Srinagar to Kupwara and sought extending of Rail link to Kupwara.
Besides demanding status of district for Handwara, Rasheed also demanded a Women’s College for Langate, Handwara and Lolab and establishing of a Nursing College at Haril.

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