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Rain Damages 50,000 Hectares Of Crop As Tamil Nadu Braces For 4th Spell


Rain Damages 50,000 Hectares Of Crop As Tamil Nadu Braces For 4th Spell

Tamil Nadu is bracing for its fourth spell of rain from Wednesday. (FILE)

Chennai:

Crops unfold over greater than 50,000 hectares have been battered by heavy rain in Tamil Nadu which acquired 68 per cent greater than common downpour this monsoon season.

The worst-hit districts are Chennai, Villupuram Cuddalore within the north, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin within the south and the delta area in Central Tamil Nadu.

Greater than 2,300 properties have been broken as a result of heavy rain which has been pounding the state since October. Two thirds of the state obtained flooded because the rain peaked with two successive spells within the second week of November.

In Nagapattinam district, a farmer, Rasappan, has misplaced his prepared to reap paddy he had raised on a 15-acre leased land.

“All crops have gone waste. All my jewels are in financial institution. If officers give compensation I can redeem and do farming once more. In any other case, the land would go barren,” he informed wantpassport.

The state is bracing for its fourth spell of rain from Wednesday whilst its reservoirs are overflowing and waters from neighbouring states compound the disaster.

A Central group is on a four-day go to to evaluate the harm because the state has sought a 2,600-crore aid.

“Cuddalore district is on the receiving finish throughout cyclones, floods and tsunamis. we must always work in direction of a everlasting answer. Declare this as a catastrophe hit district and begin restoration work,” says Madhavan, President of Tamil Nadu Farmers Affiliation.

The Better Chennai Company which needed to sort out heavy inundation during the last one week mentioned they’re higher ready now. Restore works during the last week, they mentioned, will guarantee minimal inundation at power low-lying hotspots.

Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi mentioned “We now have made various preparations to pump water on the power inundation hotspots. So, we anticipate minimal inundation solely. In addition to, greater than 700 pumps which had been deployed final week haven’t been eliminated. Aid camps could be prepared too”.

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