TAD NewsDesk, Jhajjar: Rain and hailstorm destroyed the standing crop of wheat and mustard in 130 villages in the district. As per sources, the Agriculture Department has assessed a total loss on 35,904 hectares.
The following are the worst affected areas:
- Beri Khas
- Dubaldhan (K)
- Dubaldhan (B)
- Majra D
- Madana Kalan
- Madana Khurd
- Dimana villages
Sources informed the crop loss has been estimated at 25 per cent or less on around 29,100 hectares, from 26 per cent to 50 per cent in 6,364 hectares and from 51 per cent to 75 per cent on 440 hectares. The farmers are approaching the Agriculture Department and are demanding adequate compensation.
Balwan Singh, a farmer from Wazirpur village said,
“I was expecting good yield of wheat this season, but the hailstorm flattened the crop spread over 20 acres causing a loss of more than 60 per cent. Other farmers in the village are also facing a similar situation.”
He added that
“I have filed a complaint at the Agriculture Office for getting compensation.”
Mr Singh added that
“We have called upon the affected farmers to file their complaint about the losses within 72 hours for getting compensation under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY). Those who are not enrolled under the scheme are given compensation on the basis of crop cutting experiments’ report.”
The losses at all the districts have really made the farmers and everyone around very uncomfortable. Now they are asking for compensation as the losses could not be recovered otherwise.
Source: The Tribune