STATE TIMES NEWS KISHTWAR: Jammu and Kashmir Campaign & Election Management Committee, Member and Former Minister, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori on Wednesday demanded three month free ration for snow bound areas of Chenab region viz Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban Districts. Saroori in a statement said that due to heavy snowfall in last two months, the agriculture, horticulture and other biannual crops suffered massive damages. He said that several houses and Shelters of poor people living in remote areas also got damaged and required immediate relief and compensation. He has urged upon the government to order issuance of three month free ration to the people of Chenab region as per the past practice wherein successive Congress governments provide relief to the people who suffered losses to agriculture, horticulture, live stokes due to drought of adverse weather condition like snow tsunami, floods added that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh personally visited the snowbound areas of Kashmir, Bhaderwah and even Marwah following massive snowfall in 2005. Saroori called upon the government to constitute teams for assessment of losses suffered by the people in terms of agriculture, horticulture, biannual crops & livestock. He has further urged upon Governor Satya Pal Malik and his administration to provide sucker to the people during present difficult times.
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