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Floods damage crops in 2.75 lakh acres in undivided Adilabad district

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The recent incessant rains that lashed the undivided Adilabad district damaged crops in at least 2.75 lakh acres. The rains and floods caused severe loss to soya and cotton crops. The agriculture officials put the total crop loss in the district at over Rs 100 crore.

The floods triggered by recent incessant rains flooded 45,000 acres in Nirmal district, 65,000 acres in Komuram Bhim Asifabad district, 1.20 lakh acres in Mancherial and 45,000 acres in Adilabad district.

Meanwhile, the farmers have been demanding the state government to compensate for the crop loss.

On account of heavy rains received in the upper reaches of the undivided Adilabad district, floods caused in the district wreaked havoc on the standing crops.

The Gaddanna project received heavy inflows forcing the officials to discharge water downstream leading to the irrigation tanks in Cheerala, Eelegoan and Timmapur breach their bunds flooding the low-lying areas. The standing crops were damaged and sand casting was reported in fields. With the floods affecting 15 villages in Bhainsa, kubeer, Mudhol and Lokeswaram mandals, the standing crops in the catchment area were submerged.

The fields in villages of Dilavarpur, Sarangapur and Nirmal mandals of the Nirmal Assembly constituency were inundated causing severe loss to red gram, green gram, cotton and soya beans crops.

Penganga river in Adilabad district was in spate and as such its backwaters inundated the standing crops in fields submerging crops in Jainadh, Bela, Tamsi mandals in thousands of acres.

In Komurambhim Asifabad district, cotton and paddy crops were damaged in Penganga catchment area.

In Mancherial district, cotton, red gram and vegetable crops were damaged due to flooding caused by the Pranahita and Godavari rivers in Kotapalli, Vemanapalli, Chennur, Jaipur and Bhimaram mandals.

The backwaters of the Kaleshwaram project caused damage to cotton crops in several villages of Chennur mandal, Jannaram mandal, Dandepalli mandal, Luxettipeta mandal.

The farmers lamented that the River Godavari flooded their cotton fields when the plants are growing nicely, inflicting a severe blow to them.

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