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Rajasthan: 411 villages suffer 50% crop damage

Untimely rain and hailstorm resulted in over 50% crop loss in 411 villages of Rajasthan’s 14 districts, shows a crop assessment report.

jaipur Updated: Mar 30, 2016 17:12 IST
Mukesh Mathrani
Farmers are covered under weather-based crop insurance schemes and modified national agriculture insurance scheme.
Farmers are covered under weather-based crop insurance schemes and modified national agriculture insurance scheme.(HT File photo)

Untimely rain and hailstorm resulted in over 50% crop loss in 411 villages of Rajasthan’s 14 districts, shows a crop assessment report.

The report, which assessed crop loss up to March 15, found that the unseasonal rain and hailstorm between March 2 and 11 affected 2,031 villages in 71 tehsils of 23 districts.

The worst affected district was Barmer, where over 50% crop loss was reported in 142 villages and up to 50% crop loss in 227 villages of four tehsils. Barmer district collector Sudheer Sharma said the assessment report was sent to the state government.

Hindustan Times has a copy of the assessment report that found 625 villages in nine districts suffered up to 50% crop loss and 995 villages in 19 districts suffered less than 33% crop loss.

In Barmer, which was worst hit in the hailstorm, 99 villages of Dhorimanna tehsil and 44 villages of Gudamalani tehsil reported over 50% crop loss, while 227 villages of four tehsils reported up to 50% crop loss.

Sri Ganganagar district was the second worst affect with 138 villages of four tehsils suffering over 50% crop loss, and 88 villages up to 50% crop loss.

In addition, 64 villages of Sri Ganganagar tehsil, 17 villages of Sri Karanpur tehsil, and eight villages of Sadul Sehar had less than 33% crop loss.

Farmers in the state are covered under weather-based crop insurance schemes and modified national agriculture insurance scheme, which were implemented in 20 and 13 districts respectively.

If farmers suffered crop damage up to 33%, they will be compensated under these two schemes. However, if the damage exceeds 33%, relief will be provided through the state disaster management department.