Kupwara: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Wednesday visited the hailstorm affected areas of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The Director on the occasion toured several villages including, Tarathpora, Panzgam, Shaharkoot, Pachkoot, Kalmoona and took stock of on ground scenario of field crops. He visited several areas to assess damage caused by the hail storm to the standing crops, particularly paddy fields.
During the visit, the Director interacted with the affected farmers and assured them of every possible technical assistance by the department. He said that an advisory has already been issued to the farmers to handle the post hailstorm situation. He asked the farmers to follow and implement the instructions given to them by the departmental experts and concerned field officers, so that the impact of the losses could be minimized.
He instructed the concerned field officers to complete the impact assessment assignment and prepare the list of affected farmers so that it could be submitted to the government for further necessary action.
During the visit, the Director was accompanied by Joint Director Agriculture Extension, Sheikh Shahid Iqbal; Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Wani; District Agriculture Officer Kupwara, Naseer Ahmad Khan; Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Trehgam, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Handwara and other Senior Officer of the district.