Untimely showers cause maximum crop loss in Amritsar in Punjab

Chandigarh: Amritsar district faced maximum crop loss in Punjab because of untimely rains and hailstorm, with state's overall crop yield getting affected by 5-7 per cent.There was a crop loss to the extent of 20-25
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PTI 12 Mar 2014, 06:49 PM IST
Chandigarh: Amritsar district faced maximum crop loss in Punjab because of untimely rains and hailstorm, with state's overall crop yield getting affected by 5-7 per cent.

There was a crop loss to the extent of 20-25 per cent in Amritsar district which was highest among other affected districts in the state, as per survey conducted by the Punjab Agriculture department.

“There is an overall loss of 5 to 7 per cent to several crops, including wheat and vegetables in Punjab because of rains, hailstorm and strong winds,” a senior official of Punjab Agriculture department said here today.  

In Amritsar, as much as 10,000 hectares of area was adversely affected due to untimely rains and hailstorm.  

“There is a damage to crops including wheat, fodder and vegetables, including tomatoes etc due to rains and hailstorm and its affect has been witnessed in several blocks,” Chief Agriculture Officer (Amritsar) Dilbag Singh told PTI.  

He said a Special Girdawari (revenue assessment) of villages, including Vallah, Kotli Mian Khan, Kotli Nasir Khan and Chhapa Ram Singh, has been recommended to assess the actual loss to farmers due to hailstorm.  

 
   
 

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