June 21, 2024


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‘72 lakh hectares of farmland hit by floods and drought’

About sixty three.99 lakh hectares of farmland has been affected by floods in fifteen States, although 7.ninety one lakh hectares of agriculture land has been hit by drought in two States so considerably in the ongoing 2019-twenty crop year (July-June), Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar claimed on Tuesday.

“There have been excessive weather conditions activities in the latest previous, such as extended dry time period, flood, hailstorm, cyclonic rains and wind, and many others. Even so, there was no significant reduction in the manufacturing of foodgrains throughout final three many years,” Tomar claimed in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

As per the report of Inter-Ministerial Central Groups (IMCTs) constituted by the Centre, an approximated space of sixty three.99 lakh hectares was affected by floods in fifteen States throughout 2019-twenty, he claimed.

These States are Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, he additional. Owing to drought, the Minister claimed, about 7.ninety one lakh hectares of farmland was hit in Rajasthan and Manipur in the present-day year.

On crop reduction caused by wild animals in Uttarakhand, Tomar claimed in a individual reply that the details on crops ruined by stray cattle and wild animals are managed by the Condition governments.

The Uttarkhand govt has compensated ₹59.ninety lakh as compensation to farmers till October 2019, he claimed.

The Minister also stated that the Centre, having said that, has taken numerous measures to avert and check out problems to crops by wild animals.

The Union Ecosystem Ministry has approved a project for endeavor ‘Immuno-contraceptive measures’ for population administration of wild animals.

That section, assistance is offered for design/erecting of actual physical obstacles, this kind of as barbed wire fence, solar run electric powered fence, bio-fencing employing cactus and boundary wall to avert the entry of wild animals into crop discipline, he additional.