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While People Are Wow-ing the Snowfall In J&K, Here's How the Localites Are Suffering

Untimely snowfall has thrown life out of gear for many in Jammu and Kashmir.

Naina Chaturvedi | News18.com@Naina_2892

Updated:November 5, 2018, 12:37 PM IST
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While People Are Wow-ing the Snowfall In J&K, Here's How the Localites Are Suffering
Untimely snowfall has thrown life out of gear for many in Jammu and Kashmir.
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While the social media is going gaga over the snowfall in Kashmir, it is not the same for people in Kashmir. The untimely snowfall has thrown life out of gear for many in the valley and the locals claim that such a heavy snowfall has happened after more than four decades, catching them unprepared for the ensuing winter.

On one side, where photos of beautiful Kashmir emerged on social media, many users posted videos and photos of farmers struggling to save their crop. There were also reports of frequent power cuts and road blockage.

The season’s first snowfall on Saturday has caused extensive damage to the horticulture industry in Kashmir, which remains the spine of Kashmir’s economy. Thousands of apple growers and orchard owners across Kashmir have complained that they have suffered huge losses to their orchards and fruit.

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries in a statement claimed fruit industry has incurred Rs 500 crore loss due to snowfall.


In this heartbreaking video, a farmer can be seen and heard crying as the snowfall not only covered his entire orchard in white but also ruined the fresh produce of apples that were left in the open.

In another picture, a police constable can be seen carrying an ailing truck driver trapped in snow on his back during a rescue operation.





The following photos are proof that the untimely snowfall has disrupted the everyday life in Kashmir and its adjoining areas.












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