Press "Enter" to skip to content

Crop losses due to recent rains, hailstorm in Jammu division reviewed

Last Updated on October 27, 2021 at 7:05 pm

A group of farmers of Jammu division met with Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today at Civil Secretariat regarding the issue of crop losses due to recent rains and hailstorm in parts of Jammu division.    

Those who were present on the occasion included Director AP & FW, Jammu, K K Sharma, Director Horticulture Jammu, Ram Sevak, Special Secretary AP & FWD, T K Bhat, Additional Secretary, Babu Ram Bhagat besides other senior officers.

Damaged crop due to hailstorm in Jammu. Image source: Daily Excelsior

Advisor had detailed information regarding damage to standing as well as harvested Paddy crop in the region. He was apprised that Paddy crop has suffered major loss as it was in harvesting stage and being grown on extremely vast areas of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts.

He had an elaborate interaction with the farmers   who gave a detailed account of extensive damage to Paddy crop due to recent rains, hailstorm and stagnation of rain water in fields, lodging of crops and further anticipated losses to Rabi crops due to excessive moisture in soil leading to delayed sowing.  

Farmers apprised him that immense losses have occurred to agricultural crops like Paddy, Vegetables, Potato, Fodder, Oil Seeds and appealed for providing adequate compensation to those who suffered losses due to incessant rains.

Advisor asked the officers to assess realistic impact of inclement weather conditions on agriculture sector and extend technical hand to farmers in order to tackle the situation emerged out of the prevailing scenario by devising a strategy for upcoming Rabi season to compensate crop losses to some extent.