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Crops damaged in Sangareddy as Manjeera receives heavy inflows

Published: 2nd Oct 2021 6:02 pm

Sangareddy: As the river Manjeera was in spate following heavy rains in Maharashtra, the agriculture fields along the river course were flooded at several places in the Sangareddy district. Manjeera, the lifeline of the erstwhile Medak district, has received over 95,000 cusecs of inflows, the highest during the current monsoon, on Friday night. The Singur project has been consistently receiving over 85,000 cusecs during the last couple of days. Cheekurthi, Hussain Nagar, Raghavapur, Ameerabad, Chalki Kaki Janawada and several other villages were affected due to heavy floods to Manjeera.

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As of September 29, crops in over 1.51 lakhs have been damaged due to rains in the district. Over 75,000 farmers were affected due to rains as Manjeera has also been receiving continuous rains from upstream since September 1. The cotton farmers have suffered the worst as Cotton crops in 1.15 lakh acres were affected due to rains. During last year, crops in about 1.96 lakhs were affected due to heavy rains. Cotton crop has suffered the worst in the year 2020 as the crops in as many as 1.41 lakh acres damaged.

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