18-07-2014 10:02 AM | India

Hailstorm damages crops in Kashmir, farmers incur losses

A hailstorm and strong winds, besides heavy rains caused huge damage to crops and vegetable farms in Kashmir, leaving farmers in distress over expected losses. Farmers in Rajouri district in of Jammu and Kashmir were worried as their crops have suffered massive damaged due to the hailstorm. Expressing their sorrow, farmers said that they invested huge amount of money for sowing high yielding vegetable seeds, but the hailstorm destroyed their entire fields.

“I had sown high breed seeds for which we spent 8-9,000. The moment the crops got ready, hailstorm destroyed them. This is my only source of income. I am dependent on it. It’s been two weeks. Nobody from the administration (government) has come here.
Full Story : India.com