India - Crop damage in 6 dists estimated at 50 cr

12.01.2022 185 views

Primary survey (which included visual assessment) of damage to the crops due to hail stones and rain on last Friday and Saturday in six districts of Indore and Ujjain divisions has estimated the loss to be around Rs 50 crore. 

As per the survey, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam and Ujjain districts in Ujjain division have reported maximum loss of wheat, gram, opium, fenugreek, garlic, and onion crop. In Indore division, around 400 farmers of Jhabua and Dhar districts have also reported damage to their crops due hail and rain. 

In the visual assessment, it has been estimated that around 4,500 hectare of 'Raqba' in 31 villages of Mandsaur district have reported crop loss. This includes 25 to 33% damage in three villages of Mandsaur tehsil, 5-10% loss in Sitamau and Shyamgarh tehsils, 30-50% loss in five villages of Garoth tehsil, 10-90% loss in four villages of Bhanpura tehsil and 19 villages of Suwasra. 

Around 10-60% damage has been estimated to opium, wheat, corn, gram and fenugreek crop in Kanjarda and Gafarda villages of Manasa tehsil, Parlai Aaba, Khedamadlacha, Jhamrniya, Kheda Majhawat, Patiyal, Singoli and Dhogava villages of Singoli tehsil and around half a dozen villages under Rampura tehsil in Neemuch district.

In Ratlam, 30 villages have reported over 25% crop loss due to hail while 52 villages in Ujjain district have reported damage to agriculture produce. In Indore division, hundreds of hectare ready agriculture field in 63 villages of Dhar and Jhabua districts have suffered crop loss as per the visual assessment. According to administrative officials, the crop loss in these six districts in Indore and Ujjain division is estimated to be around Rs 50 crore.

Source - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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