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Rabi crop damaged/unsown in over 75,000 hectares of land, compensation eludes
Excess rainfall compounds woes of Jammu farmers
1/21/2020 11:37:54 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 21: The farmers of Jammu region, who have already been facing official neglect, have another worry as after failure of paddy crop, the Rabi crops have either damaged or remained unsown in over 75,000 hectares of area, which accounts for over 25 percent of net sown area.
Sources in the Agriculture Production department informed Early Times that the net sown area in Jammu province is nearly 2.9 Lakhs hectares. “Out of the net sown area, rabi crop over 70-75000 hectares area is either unsown or the crops have been damaged due to excessive rainfall in winter months”, a senior official said, adding that most of the damage was in plain areas of Jammu province in district of Jammu Kathua and Samba.
The official further stated that the irrigated belt of Jammu province was worst affected as due to excess rainfall, high moisture either prevented the sowing of crops or the seeds already broadcasted had not germinated due to less sunlight and high moisture in land. “The Kandi belt or the areas, where drainage systems are in place, the losses are less”, sources said.
Official sources further informed that the late varieties of wheat crop could be sown till January 20th and there was no further possibility of further sowing. “Even if the climatic conditions will not improve and excess moisture will be remain there, the crop will be prone to yellow rust”, the official said, adding that due to repeated rains, the sown crops have been turning pale, which is not a good sign for farmers”, officials claimed.
Sources also disclosed that during the last Kharif season, Jammu farmers had lost the paddy crop and now the Rabi crop has badly impacted. “The department has been assessing the losses and will compile a report and submit the same to the government for compensation to the affected farmers and it is the prerogative of the government to give compensation to the farmers or not”, the official said, adding that the department has proposed Rs. 675 for per Kanal of losses for irrigated areas.
But according to the ongoing developments the possibilities of compensation to the Jammu farmers seems bleak as still the Union government has been tirelessly working to appease Kashmir region farmers as well as apple growers and continue to neglect Jammu farmers, another official said.
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