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Central team to study crop loss in HK from tomorrow

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The Central study team to assess crop loss due to scanty rainfall is likely to visit the affected areas in Hyderabad Karnataka districts for three days from September 9.

Official sources told The Hindu in Kalaburagi city on Monday, that the tentative tour programme had been fixed for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region and the final itinerary of the team and the names of the officers who would be visiting would be known by Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner Vipul Bansal chaired a high-level meeting of officers of the Revenue, Horticulture, and Agriculture Departments in the city on Monday to finalise the names of the villages and route map of affected areas for the study team to visit and examine the devastation caused by deficient rainfall.

Sources said the joint survey conducted by 220 teams consisting of officials from the three departments, of crop loss throughout the district, had said that the crop in 65.58 per cent of the sown area had suffered more than 33 per cent loss and was eligible for compensation payment as per the new norms of the Natural Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF).

According to a rough estimate, the government, as per the NDRF norms, would have to release more than Rs. 300 crore exclusively for compensation to farmers who had lost their crops.

The survey report presented a shocking picture of more than 99 per cent of crop loss in Aland taluk of Kalaburagi district and more than 80 per cent crop loss in Jewargi taluk. Out of the total sown area of 6.28 lakh hectares in the kharif season, crops in 4.12 lakh hectares had suffered more than 33 per cent loss.

Out of the total sown area of 1,07,516 ha in Aland taluk, crops in 99,230 ha suffered more than 33 per cent loss; in Jewargi, out of the total of 1,39,749 ha, crops in 1,07,209 ha suffered more than 33 per cent loss; in Afsalpur, out of 42,242 ha, crops in 24,636 ha was lost; in Chincholi, out of 70,791 ha, crops in 49,429 ha suffered loss of more than 33 per cent; in Kalaburagi taluk, out of 1,05,236 ha, crops in 58,854 ha suffered loss of more than 33 per cent; in Sedam, out of 74,431 ha, crops in 16,532 ha suffered a loss of more than 33 per cent; and in Chitapur, out of 89,319 ha, crops in 55,645 ha suffered a loss of more than 33 per cent.



A survey said crop in 65.58 per cent of the sown area had suffered more than

33 per cent loss



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