Published On : Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

Rain rain go away! Incessant showers wreck Soyabean and Cotton crops

Rain Crop Damage

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Nagpur: The incessant downpour in Nagpur District for past three days has adversely affected the Soyabean and cotton crops in and around the region. The unseasonal rain which lashed the city has had poor impact on ready for harvesting Soyabean crops as well as cotton.

The Soyabean crops are almost ready to be harvested but the rain has wrecked it. As if the deaths in Yavatmal did not cause enough loss to the farmers, the rain brough its own share of miseries for them. Although, no data is available, it is being anticipated that the loss might be more than that of preceding years.

Farmer leader, Ram Nevle informed that Soyabean fruits as well as cotton flowers have died. “The sudden rainfall will decrease the production. Farmers are not even provided any compensation by the government for loss lower than 50 percent. We have had a loss of around 15 percent”, he said.

Talking further on the loss, Agriculture Superintendent, M.B. Shende has informed that all the farmers have been directed to give details of the crop damage. However, the complete data has not been collected till now.