The comfortable position of water levels, besides the forecast of an early monsoon, have made the government decide to go for early release of water from projects to aycuts.
The decision has been made so as to prevent or minimise the losses due to cyclones and other natural calamities, that frequent the State during the October-November months.
Farmers of Kundra, Jeypore, Kotpad and Borigumma have demanded the district agriculture department to survey the damage caused by pests during rabi crop in the region.
Moderate rains predicted in three regions of Andhra today; thunderstorms likely in North, South Coastal districts.
Damage to crops has been registered in various parts of Kozhikode and Wayanad districts due to summer rain that have been lashing since Saturday night.
The target for quantum of loan to be disbursed and the number of farmers to be covered under kharif finance will be fixed PACS and village wise to ensure extensive coverage.
The farmers had lost their black gram and green gram crops due to the unseasonal rainfall during the fiscal 2020-21. The pulses accounted for the majority area of the crops cultivated in the district.
The cross- examination by Andhra Pradesh senior advocate R Venkataramani was resumed before the Tribunal on Monday.
Also, the budget announced that remote sensing technology will be used to assess crop area and yield.
These disruptions to crop production are expected to cause price spikes in India, threatening food affordability, food security, and economic growth.
The intensity of the damage is yet to be ascertained. Nagapattinam District Collector A Arun Thamburaj said, "Crop damage assessment might be done in the coming days to know the impact."
It also considered the distress situation that had developed in almost the entire farming area affected by these conditions through field verification.
SST was initiated on a pilot scheme in selected States during Kharif 2018 to assess crop loss accurately. It is being implemented since Kharif 2020 across the country for select crops.
Sources said that there were 11 fertiliser dealers under Taraiya block in Saran.
Farmers in Kurumbapalayam village in Perambalur district have been cultivating millets and traditional rice 20 years ago before they started cultivating maize and cotton as cash crops.