Crop on 1,500 acres still flooded in Palwal

Crop on 1,500 acres still flooded in Palwal

District officials assess the waterlogged fields in Palwal.

Palwal, September 15

A report prepared by the district authorities after a recent survey revealed that over 1,500-acre agricultural land in around two dozen villages is still waterlogged. The authorities have ordered an assessment of the loss to crops in the waterlogged fields in the district.

DC Naresh Narwal, who conducted a tour of some of the affected areas, on Monday said he had ordered the officials concerned not only to conduct girdawari (loss assessment) of the region, but also had directed the Department of Agriculture to ensure pumping out the water in the fields. Revealing that the problem was acute in some villages, officials of the department said the problem was mainly in the villages located in low lying areas.

“The department has installed pumps in all affected villages and dewatering operation is expected to be completed in 10 to 12 days,” said the DC. He said heavy rains that lashed the district about two weeks ago had resulted in the problem.

More than 250 complaints have been received by the Department of Agriculture here. The district has a total of 68,000-acre agriculture area. — TNS

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