Mohammad Yaseen Malik
Pattan, May 15: The hailstorm coupled with gusty winds and heavy rainfall damaged apple orchards and fruit crops in several areas of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.
The Apple orchards and fruit crops were affected in Goushbugh, Aglar, lolipora, Magraypora and Sultanpora areas of Pattan.
Reports said that the hailstorm and heavy rains that continued for a couple of minutes caused heavy losses to the apple crop and other fruit crops, thereby putting farmers into distress.
Meanwhile, the apple growers and farmers here have appealed to the administration to provide them compensation.