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Drought, monsoon failure hit standing crops in 42,943 acres

  • Drought, monsoon failure hit standing crops in 42,943 acres
    Summary: | Photo Credit: G_KARTHIKEYANStanding crops in 42,943 acres were affected owing to acute drought and failure of monsoon. Forest Minister C. Srinivasan and district drought monitoring officer Karthik inspecting drought affected agri fields in Venkatachalapuram near Andipatti in Theni district on Saturday. A total of 20,271 acres of major rainfed crops including 8,063 acres of maize, 3,369 acres of sorghum, 1,238 of red gram (Toor), 4,014 acres of black gram 1,384 acres of green gram, 1,860 acres of horse gram and 7,000 acres of oil seeds and other crops, he added. Collector N. Venkatachalam said that paddy crop was raised in 2,761 acres out of total 14,707 acres of which 261 acres were affected. Talking to press persons after inspecting withered crops in the district here on Saturday, he said that drought was acute and crop damage very high.

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    Forest Minister C. Srinivasan and district drought monitoring officer Karthik inspecting drought affected agri fields in Venkatachalapuram near Andipatti in Theni district on Saturday. | Photo Credit: G_KARTHIKEYAN Standing crops in 42,943 acres were affected owing to acute drought and failure of monsoon.

    The State and Central Governments will make certain announcements about relief measures on January 11 or 12, said Minister for Forests C. Seenivasan. Talking to press persons after inspecting withered crops in the district here on Saturday, he said that drought was acute and crop damage very high. Already, the State had witnessed flood damage owing to a recent cyclone which devastated the northern districts.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/Drought-monsoon-failure-hit-standing-crops-in-42943-acres/article17006103.ece


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