Hundreds of tribal community members in Wayanad who depend on farming for decades to eke out a living find their lives shattered by nature’s fury. The problem is compounded by the fact that these farmers are ignorant of the various crop damage relief schemes. While non-tribal farmers, settled in Wayanad from other parts of the state, insure their crops.
Incessant rains in most parts of Nashik district over the last few days have caused large-scale damage to crops across 11 talukas, officials said on Saturday. Crops spread over 21,901.71 hectares of land across 758 villages in the district have been damaged due to heavy rains, which affected total 32,433 farmers, officials from the Collector office said.
Union Minster of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Parshottam Rupala launched a dedicated website on August 2, 2019 to help farmers fight against the dreaded Fall Armyworm (FAW). FAW (Spodoptera frugiperda) is an invasive and polyphagous (feeding on many foods) pest. It can attack cereals and forage grasses.
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