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Crops damaged in state to the tune of Rs 280 crore

AA preliminary report of the Agriculture  Department has pegged total drought-induced crop damage in the state, as on February 10, at a whopping `279.66 crore.

Published: 21st February 2017 01:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2017 01:57 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A preliminary report of the Agriculture  Department has pegged total drought-induced crop damage in the state, as on February 10, at a whopping Rs 279.66 crore.

As many as 29,306 farmers have affected, and crop damage has hit a total 28,569.74 hectares.

The government proposes to provide a total assistance worth `91.11 crore, according to the report. In the matter of crop damage, Palakkad district tops the list; 14,234.87 hectares affected, hitting the livelihood of 8,112 farmers.

Total loss in the district has been pegged at `59.65 crore. Kasargod has reported total crop loss to the tune of ` 67.93 crore.


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