Banana crop in more than 100 acres was damaged during heavy rains that lashed parts of Erode district during the last few days.

Farmers have reported heavy losses as most of the trees were in the fruit-bearing stage. Banana trees were uprooted completely in the squally weather that the district experienced over the past few days.

The financial loss to the farmers was estimated to be around Rs. 1.5 crore.

More In: TAMIL NADU | NATIONAL