The meeting of Sagar Taluk Panchayat held in Sagar city on Wednesday has resolved to urge the government to provide sowing seeds free of cost to the farmers who have suffered crop loss due to rain. Member Sumitramma told the meeting that as Varada river was flowing above danger mark in Talaguppa hobli, more than 1,300 acre of agricultural land had remained submerged under water here.

The seeds that were recently sown were washed away in the floods.

The government should provide seeds to farmers to undertake fresh sowing, she said.

President Mahabaleshwar Kugve told the meeting that the total loss in the taluk due to rain that includes the crop loss and damage to infrastructure was estimated at Rs. 3 crore.

The government would be urged to extend Rs. 5,000 per acre to the farmers who have suffered crop loss due to rain, he said.

Member Harish Gante expressed displeasure against the delay in filling the posts of doctors in primary health centres in Tumari and Byakodu villages that have remained vacant for a long time. President Kugve directed the officials of the Department of Health and Family Welfare to appoint doctors for Tumari and Byakodu PHCs at the earliest.

Vice-president Gowramma Ramappa and Executive Officer Sadashiva were present.


  • More than 1,300 acre of agricultural land had remained submerged under water in Talaguppa hobli

  • Seeds that were recently sown have been washed away in the floods


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