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Crops damaged in about one lakh acres in Sangareddy district

Published: 28th Sep 2021 9:13 pm

Sangareddy: Following the incessant rains in the past three days, crops in about one lakh acres were damaged in 309 villages across 17 mandals in Sangareddy district. The total area under cultivation in the Sangareddy district this Vanakalam is 7.12 lakh acres.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Joint Director, Agriculture, B Narasimha Rao said that as many as 45,771 farmers were affected by the heavy rains across the district according to their preliminary study. He, however, said the affected area may go up after grassroot level enumeration of crop damage is carried out.

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Following the incessant rains, all the streams were in full flow in the district and the water has flooded into crops at several places.

Due to continuous rains, the water remained stagnant in agriculture fields which may cause stunted growth. The rains damaged the cotton crop largely which was at the flowering stage now. Nyalkal Mandal in the district has recorded crop damage in over 16,000 acres. The villages located along the river Manjeera have suffered heavily because the river has been in full spate.

A farmer Bommireddy, a native of Chikurti in Nyalkal Mandal, has appealed to the government to compensate the farmers whose crops were damaged due to rains. His cotton crop was damaged due to recent rains.

Crops area (in acres) affected by rains

  1. Paddy – 4
  2. Cotton – 71235
  3. Red gram – 7169
  4. Green gram – 956
  5. Soyabean – 12241
  6. Black gram – 1082
  7. Jowar – 7
  8. Maize – 6746
  9. Sugarcane – 5
  10. Other crops – 419.2

The total area affected – 99,865 acres.

No. of farmers affected – 45,771

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