Assessment of crop damage delayed due to rainfall: Divase

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 9 November 2019

“However, around 70 to 80 per cent of the work is done and it will take a couple of days more to finish the panchnama process and the picture will be clear by the next week,” Suhas Divase added.

PUNE: The panchnama of damaged crops in the State has been delayed due to the extended rainfall and it will take a couple of days for the panchnama process to be completed. 

“A total of 54 lakh hectares of farmland is estimated to have been affected due to the unseasonal rainfall. The panchnama process was supposed to be completed this week, however, due to continued rainfall in Solapur, Buldhana and other places in State till Thursday, the completion of panchnama has been delayed,” said Agriculture Commissioner Suhas Divase. 

“However, around 70 to 80 per cent of the work is done and it will take a couple of days more to finish the panchnama process and the picture will be clear by the next week,” he added.

Divase further said, “As per the preliminary report, major damage has been caused to crops such as soybean, jowar, maize and bajra. In the case of tur and cotton, the crops are not fully grown. So, we do not expect much damage there. 

However, rain may affect the yield of cotton. In the case of tur, rains will be beneficial as it can improve the yield.”

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