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Heavy Rains Damaged Cotton Crop in Jind District

Published: July 24, 2020
Author: Millionaires


JIND: Heavy rains have damaged cotton crop in several villages in Narwana and Uchana areas of Jind district. According to the data, 64mm rainfall was reported on July 20, 20mm on July 21 and 34mm on July 22.


Several residents of Gasho Kalan village said rainwater had accumulated in the area due to continuous rainfall and around 200 acres had been affected and crops in nearly 50 acres had been almost inundated. Cotton plants have started wilting due to water in the fields. Worried farmers said more rainfall could damage paddy and cotton crops severely.


Vijay Kumar, a panchayat member in Dumarkhan Kalan village, said, “Water has accumulated in several fields, which has begun to damage even paddy along with cotton. If rainfall continues, it will cause a huge loss to us.”

Amarjit Sharma of Gasho Kalan village, said, “This year we received more rainfall as compared with 2019. There is up to four feet water in my fields, that has destroyed cotton in five acres. Many others have also suffered losses in the village. Nearby villages like Bhagwanpura and Majra also hit by waterlogging.”


Talking to TOI, Jind deputy commissioner Aditya Dahiya said, “I have received some reports from Narwana and Julana areas about crop loss due to inundation of fields. I have asked the irrigation officials to look into the issue and drain out excess water. We have arranged extra pumps so that waterlogging can be tackled effectively.”

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