India - Farm unions seek girdawari for crop loss as hailstorms lash many parts of Punjab

04.03.2024 97 views

Farmer unions under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha today demanded that a special girdawari be conducted by the state government to assess the loss of crops suffered by farmers in hailstorms that lashed many parts of the state.

In a press note, the leaders said the damage caused to wheat, potatoes, vegetables, fodder, mustard and other crops should be assessed.

Meanwhile, officials in the state Agriculture Department say that they have already started collecting data from the field staff. Initial reports suggest that 3,000 hectare under wheat crop and 100 hectare under mustard has been affected in Ferozepur, mustard and potato crops in Ludhiana have been damaged, over 20 per cent area under wheat in Sangat block of Bathinda has been affected.

Reports of damage to crops have also come from Muktsar, Barnala, Amritsar and Jalandhar.

Source - https://www.tribuneindia.com

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