India - Girdawari to assess crop loss due to rain

11.01.2022 146 views

The state government on Monday ordered a special girdwari to assess the damage caused to standing crops due to rain and hailstorm. 

Accordingly, the revenue department has issued instructions to the district collectors to send the report to the joint secretary (disaster management, relief and civil defence) by getting the special girdawari of the damage done to Rabi crops (Samvat 2078) at the earliest. 

Rabi crops spread over 69,,375 hectares have perished in unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the past two weeks, according to initial government estimates. The maximum damage was caused to mustard crops followed by gram, the agriculture department has said. 

Standing crops in some places in Kota and Bharatpur division reported most of the losses. Mustard crop loss is estimated to be in 45,342 hectares followed by gram at around 7,923 hectares while other crops including pea, garlic and coriander are spread in 7,215 hectares. Officials in the agriculture department said though some losses were reported due to rain and hail, gains due to the rain is much higher.

Sugarcane price increased by Rs 50 per quintal: CM Ashok Gehlot has approved an increase of Rs 50 per quintal in the purchase price of sugarcane by the Rajasthan State Ganganagar Sugar Mills for the crushing season 2021-22. Sugarcane growers will get remunerative price for sugarcane. Ganganagar Sugar Mill will now purchase top variety of sugarcane at the rate of Rs 360 per quintal, medium grade sugarcane at Rs 350 per quintal and low variety sugarcane at Rs 345 per quintal.

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