Rain, hailstorm damage standing paddy crop

Rain, hailstorm damage standing paddy crop

Heavy rain and hailstorm damaged the standing paddy crop,which was ready to be harvested, in the district on Saturday.

Gurbaxpuri

Tarn Taran, October 23

Heavy rain and hailstorm damaged the standing paddy crop,which was ready to be harvested, in the district on Saturday.

The standing paddy crop went flat after the rain and hailstorm in several parts of Tarn Taran and Kot Dharam Chand Kalan areas. Karaj Singh, a farmer while watching his flat crop in Noordi village, said: “The hailstorm was so strong that even the ‘Dhrek’ trees became leafless. Just imagine what it did to the paddy crop. According to an estimate, 40 per cent standing paddy crop has been damaged completely.”

The same was the position in Chabal, Sarai Amanat Khan, Gandiwind, Patti, Chhola Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Fatehbad, Bhikhiwind, Khemkaran, Algon Kothi and other places.

The PR-1121, PR-1509, PR-121, PR1718 paddy varieties have been damaged totally.

The crop that arrived in the grain markets in Tarn Taran, Patti, Khadoor Sahib, Chhola Sahib and Khemkaran, too, got damaged on a large scale owing to poor arrangements. DC Kulwant Singh could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.

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