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Heavy rains batter Maharashtra, trigger crop injury

Sangli district has reported crop damage of over 2,200 hectare, as per primary estimates.Sangli district has reported crop injury of over 2,200 hectare, as per major estimates.

Heavy rains have lashed central and south Maharashtra in addition to the Konkan area over the previous few days, inflicting injury to standing crops in eight districts of the state. More than 1.23 lakh hectare of space underneath cultivation has been affected, in line with agriculture division officers. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast extra rains until the top of this week.

Maharashtra has acquired 1,129.three mm rainfall since June as in comparison with 1,036.three mm usually. All the six income divisions have acquired as a lot as 100% regular rainfall and dams throughout the state have reported good water ranges.

Officials of the state agriculture division stated crop injury has been reported from the districts of Pune, Beed, Sangli, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gondia, Bhandara and Raigad. Standing crops of soyabean, onion, bajra, cotton, paddy and greens have reported injury attributable to extra rain. In many elements, farmers have reported steady water logging of their fields.

The state has 141.98 lakh hectare kharif crop (besides sugarcane), of which 144.99 lakh hectare (102%) sowing was accomplished by October 12. The kharif crop space, together with sugarcane, is 151.33 lakh hectare, of which 147.22 lakh hectare (97.29 %) is underneath cultivation this season. The state has recorded cotton cultivation on 42.82 lakh hectare, soya on 42.48 lakh hectare and paddy on 15.35 lakh hectare on this season.

The authorities continues to be conducting loss evaluation attributable to rains in September, and now the October rains have added to the woes of farmers, farmer organisations stated. Dr Ajit Navale, normal secretary, All India Kisan Sabha, Maharashtra, stated that the federal government ought to pay Rs 20,000 per acre as reduction to farmers.

Sangli district has reported crop injury of over 2,200 hectare, as per major estimates. The highest injury has been reported from the drone-prone talukas resembling Jat, Atpadi, Khanapur and Miraj, in line with officers. In Kolhapur, crop over 800 hectare has been broken.

Officials from the agriculture division stated that is an approximate determine and clear image will emerge after the panchanamas are carried out. The Maharashtra authorities has given orders to instantly begin the panchnama of damages. It is predicted that within the subsequent cupboard assembly, the federal government will announce reduction and compensation coverage for the farmers’ losses.

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