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Rain, hailstorm damage crops on 35K hectares of Jhajjar dist

Rain, hailstorm damage crops on 35K hectares of Jhajjar dist

A dejected farmer takes stock of his damaged crop at a village in Jhajjar district. Photo: Sumit Tharan



Tribune News Service

Jhajjar, March 11

Rain coupled with hailstorm and strong winds that lashed the region on Tuesday night caused damage to the standing crop of wheat and mustard in 130 villages in the district. As per sources, the Agriculture Department has assessed a total loss on 35,904 hectares.

The worst affected villages include Dujana, Dhaur, Beri Khas, Bishan, Wazirpur, Baghpur, Bakra, Gochhi, Dubaldhan (K), Dubaldhan (B), Dharana, Majra D, Barhana, Malikpur, Madana Kalan, Sheria, Madana Khurd, Dighal, Dhandhlan, Gangtan, Lakria, Safipur, Bhambhewa, Chochhi and Dimana villages. The loss in these villages has been reported at over 50 per cent.

Sources informed the crop loss has been estimated 25 per cent or less on around 29,100 hectares, from 26 per cent to 50 per cent in 6,364 hectares and from 51 per cent to 75 per cent on 440 hectares. The farmers are approaching the Agriculture Department and are demanding adequate compensation.

“I was expecting good yield of wheat this season, but the hailstorm flattened the crop spread over 20 acres causing a loss of more than 60 per cent. Other farmers in the village are also facing a similar situation,” said Balwan Singh, a farmer from Wazirpur village.

Ashok of Dhaur said his wheat crop was flourishing but the rain coupled with strong winds damaged it extensively. “I have filed a complaint at the Agriculture Office for getting compensation,” he added.

Inder Singh, Deputy Director (Agriculture), confirmed that wheat and mustard crop in 130 villages of the district had been affected by the rain accompanied with hailstorm and high velocity winds.

“We have called upon the affected farmers to file their complaint about the losses within 72 hours for getting compensation under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY). Those who are not enrolled under the scheme are given compensation on the basis of crop cutting experiments’ report,” Singh added.

In Rohtak, a loss up to 25 per cent to the wheat crop has been reported in Kultana village due to rain accompanied by high velocity winds. “No complaint of loss has so far has been received from other villages except Kultana in Rohtak district,” said Rohtas, Deputy Director (Agriculture), Rohtak.


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