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Viral video shows plight of apple farmer in Kashmir after snowfall destroys crop

According to the president of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Sheikh Aashiq Ahmad the loss to the industry is over 500 crore.

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Shared by the official handle of All India KisanSabha is a video of a young farmer grieving the loss of his crop. (Source: AIKS/Twitter)

On November 3, Kashmir experienced the season’s first snowfall much to the delight of those visiting the Valley. However, the early snowfall has gravely affected the fruits and horticulture industry.

The All India Kisan Sabha, which claims to be India’s largest peasant organisation, highlighted the massive losses suffered by farmers by sharing a heart-wrenching video of a young Kashmiri farmer grieving the loss of his crop.

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According to Sheikh Aashiq Ahmad, president of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the loss to the industry is over 500 crore.

Watch the video here:

The video has left many netizens upset. While some spoke about the massive loss farmers face due to such situations, others demanded an immediate compensation for those who have been affected by the rainfall.