Vijayawada

Standing crop in about 800 hectares inundated in Krishna

Banana, turmeric, mulberry badly affected in Diviseema

Thousands of acres of at least five types of crops have been inundated in the islands upstream of the Puligadda aqua-duct, where river Krishna splits into two before joining the Bay of Bengal in Krishna district.

Agriculture Department Joint Director T. Mohana Rao said preliminary estimations had shown that nearly 800 hectares of agriculture crops had been inundated by Thursday evening due to floods.

Of the total area under the inundation in the areas of Kankipadu, Chandarlapadu, Thotlavalluru, paddy was affected in 120 hectares, and sugarcane in 480 hectares. Cotton crop in over 80 hectares had been inundated.

In the Diviseema region, thousands of acres of turmeric, banana and mulberry and vegetables plants are under the floodwater in the islands of river Krishna.

Mr. Rao said farmers would suffer badly if the food water stagnates for some days. The district authorities would enumerate the crops once the flood recedes.

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