Rain havoc in Holalkere

CHITRADURGA: Approximately 100 acres of plantain, arecanut crops at Gollarahalli, HD Pura, Upparigenahalli, Nandanahosur, Chowdagondanahalli and Kereyaganahalli villages in Holalkere taluk wer

Published: 10th April 2012 02:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:26 PM   |  A+A-

CHITRADURGA: Approximately 100 acres of plantain, arecanut crops at Gollarahalli, HD Pura, Upparigenahalli, Nandanahosur, Chowdagondanahalli and Kereyaganahalli villages in Holalkere taluk were affected due to torrential rains that lashed on Saturday and Sunday.

Rains and heavy winds uprooted plantains and some arecanut trees at these villages. Apart from this, an electric pole at Upparigenahalli fell, pushing the village into darkness all night. BESCOM officials swung into action on Monday morning and restored the power.

Speaking to Express on Monday, Horticulture Department assistant director Devaraj said: “As I am on leave, I don’t have the exact figures of the crop loss but, according to sources, approximately 100 acres of crops might have been affected.” The exact loss of crops will be assessed on Tuesday. Then the department will submit a report to the government.

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