The State government on Tuesday deposited ₹16.59 crore of input subsidy into the accounts of 23,171 farmers, compensating them for the crops damaged due to rains and floods since July in East Godavari district. “Crops in over 11,000 hectares have been damaged due to rains and floods between July and September across the district.
Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, who cultivated paddy in his agricultre fields at Phirangipuram, was shocked to find that 20 per cent of the paddy he has cultivated did not yield due to spurious seeds. He had purchased the seeds from AP Seeds Corporation. The seeds he purchased were mixed with spurious ones as it was evident from the crop loss.
The Core Committee meeting of the Telangana Congress that met at Pragnapur has demanded that the State government increase the amount for flood relief from ₹500 crore to ₹5,000 crore and also condemned Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for not visiting the flood-affected areas in the city or the extensive crop damage areas in rural areas.
Hundreds of farmers under the banner of Jay Kishan Andolan staged demonstration in front of the district collectorate here on Tuesday demanding input subsidy for crop loss due to hailstorm in the last rabi season. The agitating farmers first took out a rally from Gandhi Chowk to the collectorate in Bargarh town before staging protest.
The fifth spell of rains in Khammam district has damaged crops over 80,000 acres including paddy, cotton and chilli. Heavy rains have breached tanks at 50 places in various mandals. Sattupalli mandal is the worst-hit with breaches at 10 locations. Paddy crop over 1,000 acres have been washed away in the mandal.
The quince harvest started in September in Córdoba, the province with the largest production of this fruit in Spain. This crop is traditionally grown and is important from an economic point of view in the town of Puente Genil, as well as in other municipalities, such as Fuente Palmera, Priego de Córdoba and Carcabuey.
Excess rain from October 1 to 15 has caused havoc in the State, leading to loss of agricultural crops on 2.3 lakh hectares and horticultural crop loss on 24,822 hectares in 23 districts. The actual crop loss would be much more as officials are yet to take up assessment in some Kalyana Karnataka districts such as Kalaburagi, Bidar, and Ballari where the rain has caused extensive damage.
Heavy rains have lashed central and south Maharashtra as well as the Konkan region over the past few days, causing damage to standing crops in eight districts of the state. More than 1.23 lakh hectare of area under cultivation has been affected, according to agriculture department officials. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more rains till the end of this week.
As expected, mostly due to the impact of spring frosts, many apple producers in Hungary will obtain poor yields. The latest yield estimate, which pointed to a production totaling 300-350 thousand tons, is probably correct, although it will only be possible to make an accurate statement on this at the end of November, said Ferenc Apáti, vice-president of the FruitVeB Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interprofessional Organization and Product Council.
Derek Wright had hoped his 120-acre marijuana farm in Southern Oregon would yield a $2.8 million crop this year. But he said the South Obenchain fire incinerated everything: his home on the property, the farm manager’s cabin, the processing facility for drying the plants and close to two-thirds of his crop. The plants that survived were too damaged to sell, so Wright and his team composted them.
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