he hailstorms on Monday late evening damaged orchards and standing crops in multiple hamlets of Marhama and Panzgam area of Kupwara, creating havoc among the locals.
The hailstorm caused damage in areas including Zurhama, Alchizab, Manzgam, and Tarathpora villages, leaving the farmers shattered.
“The hailstorm started in the evening which lasted for 10 minutes causing huge loss to orchards including apple, and other standing crops,” said a local.
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Locals said that they were anticipating a good crop this year but their hopes were dashed because of the hailstorm.
They have urged the authorities to chart out a strategy for farmers and accordingly devise some relief plan to compensate the affected farmers.