VIDEO- Kashmiri apple farmer’s desperate cry goes viral after valley’s first snowfall destroys crop

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A video of a Kashmiri apple farmer desperately removing mounds of snow from his annual crop has gone viral on social media. In the video, a Kashmiri farmer is seen crying out aloud after seeing his crop being destroyed by the valley’s first snowfall.
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Posting the video, All India Kisan Sabha, India’s largest farmers’ body, wrote that the snowfall had caused a total loss of Rs 1,000 crore in the region. It tweeted, “Heart wrenching video from Kashmir. A young farmer is seen grieving loss of his crop. Inconsolable he is seen uncovering ripe apples & branches of trees buried under mounds of snow. Kisan Tehreek (affiliated to AIKS) estimates losses of over 1000 crores. Compensate farmers!”

The video has struck a chord with netizens, many of whom have demanded that government compensate this farmer.

Kashmir had experienced its first snowfall on 3 November. While the snowfall is often a good news for the state as it brings tourists from around the country, this year’s early change in the weather has caught farmers in the valley by surprise.

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