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Crop damage report in a week, says agri director

Compensation to the crops that would give 33 per cent less yield due to the damage caused by the heavy rain in the impact of Cyclone Burevi would be distributed after the assessment that would be completed within a week, said Director of Agriculture V Dakshinamoorthy in Nagapattinam on Monday.

Crop damage report in a week, says agri director
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Inspecting the crop damages at Keezhaiyur and Keezh Velur taluks in Nagapattinam district he said, around 80,000 ha crops, including horticulture crops have been damaged due to the heavy rains due to Cyclone Burevi. Due to the damage, the farmers would have less yield this year and the assessment for the damage has been undergoing.

The agriculture officials have been undertaking the crop damage assessment so that the farmers who would have 33 per cent less yield due to the damage would get compensation. “The assessment would be completed within a week and a report would be submitted to the government and the compensation distribution would commence thereafter,” V Dakshinamoorthy assured.

District Collector Praveen P Nair, Joint Director (Agri) Kalyanasundaram and other officials accompanied him.

Earlier, Dakshinamoorthy conducted a review meeting with the officials and discussed the process of crop damage assessment. Later, the Agri Director visited various places in Tiruvarur district affected by heavy rains.

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