Jammu and Kashmir receives fresh Snow, farmers expect better produce

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a fresh spell of snowfall on Saturday.

Today, the maximum and minimum temperatures of Jammu and Kashmir are hovering at 16 Degree Celsius and 11 Degree Celsius, with wind speed 23 kilometres per hour, said India Meteorological Department. The region is also likely to receive 10 mm of rainfall.

Snowfall occurred in Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam districts of the state.

The precipitation in the weather has also brought great news for the locals and especially farmers, as the change in weather will help them in cultivating better produce.

“Snowfall and rain are must for apple orchids. We all are happy. Hope the problem of water shortage will also come to an end with heavy snowfall,” a local told ANI.

Another local also echoed similar sentiments and said, “Snow was very much needed not only for the farmers but also for us. We hope that the snowfall will resolve the issue of power cuts and scarcity of water”.