20,000 acres of paddy broken in rains in TN’s delta districts – Chennai News

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Agriculture Department officers instructed IANS {that a} detailed research on the precise crop loss is on however on an estimated research it was discovered that 20,000 acres of Samba paddy, 1,000 acres of black gram, and groundnuts have been destroyed within the heavy rains.

Farmers stated that about 500 acres of Samba paddy crop within the Pudukottai district have been additionally affected and misplaced in rains throughout the previous two days.

The officers additionally stated that round 50,000 tonnes of paddy that was procured and stocked in an open stockyard of the Tamil Nadu State Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) at Sannapuram close to Kumbakonam have been additionally affected.

The CPI has known as for speedy motion towards the errant officers.

“How can officials be this callous? We strongly recommend the government take immediate action against these erring officers of the TNCSC against the loss of paddy by being wetted. 50,000 tonnes of paddy was procured by the TNCSC from farmers and stored openly leading to the drenching in water… it has to be seen how it could be used. Most of the procured paddy wetted by rainwater is lost,” CPI Kumbakonam North district Secretary, M.A. Bharathi, instructed IANS.

However, TNCSC officers stated that every one the paddy that was wetted isn’t broken and that it could be taken to rice mills for hulling whereas covers can be put in open stockyard to forestall any additional wetting in rains.

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