A water tank was breached in the Penchikalapadu village here on Saturday after monsoon rains thundered over the region, drowning standing paddy and chili crops. According to Srinu, a farmer who suffered crop losses due to the inundation, this was the second time the bund of the tank had been breached in the last month.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced a special package of Rs 300 crore for livelihood support for farmers to ameliorate their sufferings due to the recent floods in the state. In the farm sector, agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 per cent and above at the rate of Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in rain-fed and non-irrigated areas.
Farmers in south Gujarat are facing huge losses as excess rainfall in the region this year led to floodwaters stagnating in farmlands in several districts. The paddy crop has suffered badly, according to state farmers' bodies. Farmers in south Gujarat are staring at losses of over Rs 100 crore, according to Jayesh Patel, president of the Gujarat Khedut Samaj.
Cotton growers in the semi-arid Abohar belt of Fazilka district are facing losses as waterlogging on nearly 17,000 hectares of land for more than a fortnight has damaged their standing crop. Fields in at least 20 villages were inundated after the catchment area of the Aspal drain in Fazilka, Muktsar and Ferozepur districts had witnessed heavy rainfall on August 21 and 22.
The six-member Central team that arrived from New Delhi surveyed the flood-ravaged districts on Tuesday — Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag and Bagalkot — to assess the loss and fix compensation. While the State government has demanded Rs 8,000 crore and is insisting that the Centre should make good this amount, experts said the State may not receive more than one-tenth of what is demanded.
A large amount of rain has fallen across the country in recent days and while we are unable to control the weather, the lack of river management has been the catalyst causing field flooding and widespread damage of crops in the process. This could have been easily avoided if the maintenance of rivers had been more effective and the correct river infrastructure had been put in place by local river agencies.
According to the official data, a total of 190,027 farmers have suffered a loss of over Tk140 crore in standing crops because of this year’s floods in Jamalpur. Hundreds of thousands of farmers are losing sleep over the extensive damage dealt to their hard-earned standing crops by floods that hit Jamalpur in multiple phases this year.
Enzymes that control a plant's response to lower oxygen levels could be manipulated to make vital crops resistant to the impacts of flooding triggered by climate change, new research shows. Co-author Dr Mark White in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney said: "Climate change is a major global issue, not least for its impact on food security.
Persistent bursts of torrential rain, particularly in central and western India, is threatening crop output that was so far expected to rise to a new record and make agriculture the best performer in the Covid-hit economy. The southwest monsoon has turned vigorous in August after a deficient July, raising fears of floods and triggering pest attacks on crops.
As fear of flood looms large in several districts with water flowing over danger level and rivers inundating farmlands, farmers are fearing crop loss.The State is experiencing incessant rainfall since Tuesday due to back to back low pressure over the Bay of Bengal and six districts have received more than 100 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours causing water logging.
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