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Damage to 500 acres of paddy crop in district

Unseasonal rain and hailstorms have destroyed paddy crop spread over 500 acres in Gaisa, Garemari Bhutala Khurd, Dhindsa, Bhutala Kalan, Rayedharana, Jalura, Rajalheri villages of the Moonak sub-division of the district.

punjab Updated: Oct 08, 2014 20:59 IST
HT Correspondent

Unseasonal rain and hailstorms have destroyed paddy crop spread over 500 acres in Gaisa, Garemari Bhutala Khurd, Dhindsa, Bhutala Kalan, Rayedharana, Jalura, Rajalheri villages of the Moonak sub-division of the district.


Demanding an immediate girdawari (record of land cultivation) to assess damage to the crop, farmers blocked the Chandigarh-Hisar highway for several hours.

A farmer Sukhdev Sharma said, "The crop was damaged just as it was ready for harvest; now we are waiting for a helping hand from the government."

When contacted Moonak sub-divisional magistrate Kalaram Kansal said, "Damage to roughly 50% of the crop is estimated over 500 acres of standing paddy in four to five villages of the sub-division."

"To assess the actual damage, girdawari has been started by patwaris and the compensation will be provided after the report," Sharma added