Gopika I S ByExpress News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The rain and heavy winds last week in Chenkal uprooted over 3,000 banana plants harshly affecting the small-time farmers here.
Arayoor, Keezhkolla and Melammagam are the places in Chenkal where the farmers suffered huge losses.
In Chenkal panchayat alone, banana is cultivated on about 200 hectares.
Santha, a homemaker lost 450 banana plants last week.
Last year also, close to Onam, we suffered huge losses and, I have debts now.
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