Wheat crop over 100 acres of land was inundated due to a breach in a distributary at Fallarh village near Bathinda on Monday morning.
Officials of civil and police administration and canal lining department rushed to the spot and the breach was repaired.
Talwandi Sabo tehsildar Iqbal Singh said the water entered the fields by the time the breach was repaired. He said the crop was damaged but will suffer a damage if the crop gets flattened due to winds with water in the fields.
Rain effect Muktsar admn orders crop damage assessment
Muktsar: The Muktsar administration officials on Monday visited Goniana, Bhagsar, Rahurianwali and Balmgarh villages in the district to take stock of the loss caused to the wheat crop due to heavy rain and hailstorms on Sunday.
Deputy commissioner Summet Jarangal, who was accompanied by additional deputy commissioner (development) Kulwant Singh, assured the farmers that the administration has ordered the assessment of the damaged crop and the government would help them.
He also directed the revenue officials to prepare correct reports. Even as rain is good for crops at this juncture, a heavy rainfall accompanied by hailstorms flattened the wheat crop in various parts of the region.