A large study of the Agriculture Ministry in the state has shown that on July 16, due to heavy rainfall and irrigation of water, 90,563 acres of crops in five districts of Punjab – mostly rice and cotton – were grown. Bathinda is the most affected area, where it carries 31.5% of the total loss
Rice, cotton, maize, basmati and vegetable crops in Pathindada spoiled and the owner, Patiala, Mukhtar and Sangurur opened it.
Pathinda was the worst hit (see box), respectively, in the Mukut and Sangrur districts, with 2,366 acres and 21,755 acres of crop damage, the second and third place.
A total of 58 villages in the Muktar region were severely damaged, where 15,000 acres of agricultural land was damaged. The mass of its ability recorded 8000 acres of damage.
In Sanjur, 2175 acres of land was damaged in 30 villages of six agricultural blocks with 16,000 acres in the affected egg block.
The provinces of Fazjar Sahib and Bettis registered crop losses in the area of 3,340 associations and 7,207 associations respectively.
In Fathajara, 100 villages had to suffer heavy rains and the maximum loss of crops was reported in Sirhan block area of 4,600 acres.
In Patiala, the rice and maize fields were affected by 6,461 acres and 1,156 acres respectively.
In Patiala, the worst damage to 126 affected villages is Hariri Bhunar (3000 acres).
In a total rice / basmati crop, more than 57,320 cotton cotton, 21,362 acres of cotton and 12,000 acres of vegetables, fodder and maize were destroyed in one day.
Experts said that the rain would not cause much damage because rice and maize were in the early stages and water was needed, but due to drainage, water logging was there. He also said that the proper discharge of water from the fields needs hour.
“Rice and cotton crop has rained on six acres of land which is still under 3 feet of water, where I get money to pay the land for Rs 3.60 per lakh (Rs 60,000 per acre) per year.
Hardeep Singh of Mian village of Pathinda block: “The government should do something to save the farmers.”
“We have to pay compensation according to MSP rice, which is Rs 1,815 per quintal, we got around 30 quintals of rice per acre.
Another farmer and leader of Indian farmer (Ugrahan) Jagarsir Singh said that even after heavy rain in one week, the situation of Behman Deewana and Devan villages in all areas of less than 3-4 meters was very poor.
He said that the Department of Sanitation did not clean the sewer in the Bathinda area due to lack of water.
Dyer village farmer Hakim Singh said, “Under heavy rain, I have washed my entire rice crop in five acres.”
Now I can not do anything because due to the end of the agricultural season nothing can be done due to saturation in the water.
Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of BKU University in Dakonda, said that whenever the government gets heavy rain every year, then finding a permanent solution to cut trees in the fields should be found.
He also said that all the banks of rural and urban areas should be cleaned well before the rainy season so that no suffocation or damage to the crop.
According to the survey, crops can be preserved in some areas, if there is not much rain in the coming days and arrangements can be made to discharge water from the fields, Formula Arani said.
According to the Chandigarh office of the Indian Meteorological Department, in Pathinda, Patiala, Mukhtar, Vatgarh, Sahogur and Sungur, already 213 percent, 70 percent, 68 percent, 36 percent, 36 percent, 36 percent and normal rainfall has been recorded. More and more rainy months are still ahead.
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At the same time, the collapse of the entire Roma river has not yet been repaired, in which the Monak region of Sanjur has 30 percent remaining.
In Pathinda and Mukta, the farmers provided notes to their deputy commissioners saying that the water has not been discharged from their fields and their crops have suffered a lot.
Personal secretary Karanbir Singh Sidhu visited Phuld village near Monak to review the ongoing works of Kharaj Dam in Garazar on Monday.
In an interview with the residents, Sidhu assured him that the Punjab government was worried about crop damage and stressed that once the water was flooded, a special crop loss survey would be launched and one for compensation The report will be sent to the government.
Bathinda was the most affected
It has been stated in the report of the Ministry of Agriculture that there has been a loss of 28,579 acres of crops in Bathinda, which includes 16,340 acres of cotton and 12,339 acres of rice.
Seven agricultural blocks faced crop damage in areas, in which Pathinda is at the top with 9,985 rain water, followed by Talwandi Sabo, where the crops were affected in 562 acres. The Natana block faced crop damage in the area of 3,700 acres.