Reported by Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal
, Edited by Nidhi Sethi
| Friday April 07, 2017, Srinagar
Damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft are the first to be noticed, but heavy rains and unseasonal snowfall have completely destroyed the fruit crops in the Valley. Farmer Bashir Ahmad's hopes have dashed to the ground. He was expecting a good yield this season. His daughter gets married next summer, but snowfall in the flowering season destroyed his pear orchard causing losses of over Rs 2 lakh.