Jawad wreaks havoc in East Burdwan on winter crops

Jawad wreaks havoc in East Burdwan on winter crops

Hummingbird News Desk

BURDWAN, 7 DEC: Heavy rainfall due to deep depression of cyclonic storm Jawad left a disastrous impact on the cultivation – mainly on potato and onion in Burdwan East in last 48 hours.

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Burdwan East was yet to harvest Aman paddy from 65054 hectares when the Jawad’s rainfall began on Saturday and according to the district Agriculture authorities, this paddy- mainly in 50,000 hectares was still lying on the farmlands and faced the wrath of the downpour.

The officials said, Burdwan East recorded 1151.9 mm precipitation on crops those are likely to get destroyed. The Aman paddyfields already had suffered substantial crop loss due to untimely winter rains, besides massive attacks by the pests since November.

Burdwan East stands as the second largest potato growing district after Hooghly. Out of 74,000 hectares of potato cultivation, 41275 hectares went underwater due to Jawad’s rainfall. Out of 3820 hectares of onion cultivation, 2960 suffered a setback with the rainfall.

Most of the onion farms in Kalna suffered loss. According to Shampa Dhara, Sabhadhipati, Burdwan East Zilla Parishad: “Cultivation in Assembly segments like – Khandaghosh, Raina, Jamalpur and Burdwan (North) was badly hit due to Jawad’s downpour this time. Our officials were engaged to prepare a composite report on this.” 

Tags: #Jawad #WinterCrops #EastBurdwan #Wreakshavoc

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