Interacting with the media here on Tuesday, the Minister said that there were heavy rains in the State during August and September and crop damages were more in West and in East Godavari, and Visakhapatnam districts. Seeds would be provided on subsidy to groundnut farmers and the farmers, who had lost their crop, would be compensated by the government.
Farmers on Monday approached the district administration demanding early assessment of the damage caused to standing paddy crops by strong winds and rainfall that lashed Sambalpur on Saturday evening. A delegation of Sambalpur Zilla Krushak Surakhya Sangathan led by its advisor Ashok Pradhan met Sambalpur Sadar Sub-Collector Suryawanshi Mayur Vikash on the issue and and also sought early submission of the crop loss report.
Continued rainfall in the cotton-growing areas of Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts will damage the quality of the cotton flower, worry cultivators, whose fears have been raised following rains lashing the region. A large number of farmers took up cotton cultivation this season keeping in view the high price is fetched last season and the early arrival of the monsoon.
Unseasonal hailstorms destroyed crops ,and vegetables in many areas of kotranka sub district of Rajouri on friday. Hailstorm continued rained for more than an hou and left behind a trial of destruction to crops and vegetables particularly. Drain water flooded and surges in many shops in kotranka market.
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.
A delegation of CPM MPs Elamaram Kareem, KK Raghesh, Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and Dr Vijoo Krishnan are on a visit to villages in Jind, Hisar and Rohtak to take stock of losses due to whitefly. The MPs said huge losses were suffered by cotton farmers and the PMFBY had failed as no compensation had been paid to them.
Amidst report of large scale damage to standing urad, moong and soyabean crops, uptrend continued in most of the pulse seeds at the mandis in Indore. Tur (Maharashtra) rose further to ₹7,100 a quintal, while tur (Nimari) rose to ₹5,800-6,800. In the past one week tur in Indore mandis has gained ₹200. Rise in tur has primarily been attributed to weak availability of domestic and imported lemon tur in Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata ports.
Excess rains have affected cotton crop in the cotton growing districts of Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar in Maharashtra. The cotton bolls have started rotting, which will affect the first plucking. A cotton plant undergoes about four pluckings in the harvesting season. The rains will reduce the quality of cotton in the first plucking, which will affect farmers’ earnings.
The Gujarat government on Monday announced ₹3,700-crore relief package for the farmers who suffered crop loss due to excess rains and flooding in several parts of the State. Making an announcement in the State Assembly, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani stated that total 37 lakh hectares of area under 123 tehsil (taluka) will qualify for the relief.
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