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Rains, storm affect crops in Meerut region

Statesman News Service | Meerut |

Rains and storm have badly affected the crops here in Meerut. Taking cognizance in the matter Divisional Commissioner has directed all district magistrates for assessment of loss to crop and life so that the farmers worst hit could be compensated.

Wheat and mango crops have faced the wrath of nature due to the unprecedented rains and dust storm in the districts of Meerut and Saharanpur divisions.

The early variety of wheat crop was ready for harvest when the rains and Storm hit the area. Farmers were about to cut the early variety wheat crop when the rains and Storm damaged it.

Showing his concern the divisional commissioner Dr Prabhat Kumar issued instrictions to access the damaged faced by the farmers in the division.

” The district magistrates have been asked to asses the loss to the crop and life in their respective areas, “told the commissioner adding that the assessment would be done as per the norms of the state government.

On the basis of this report the farmers whose crops are damaged badly would be compensated, he said.

First, the dust storms started last week and than the rains affecting the crops.

“The unexpected rains took their toll on the wheat crop,” said farmer Mithan Tyagi of Rehedra Village of Parikshitgarh area of the district. According to him Raina coupled with high intensity storm and winds grounded the wheat crop .

“Now the quality of the crop would be affected and the cost will rise as it will require more time for harvest and hence more labour,” he said.