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Crop loss due to rains in Odisha: SRC seeks reports from collectors

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 31:

Following reports on massive crop loss in Odisha due to heavy rainfall triggered by a low pressure last week, the state government today sought reports from all collectors  to submit a detailed report in this regard.

imagesIn a letter today, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Mohapatra has asked all the collectors to submit a detailed report on the extent of damage to the summer paddy crops and seasonal vegetables in their respective districts.

On the basis of the report, the state government will determine financial assistance to the affected farmers, the SRC said in the letter.

The rabi crop in the state has suffered severe damages due to the rains that lashed the state for three days beginning last Saturday.

Earlier the SRC had asked the collectors of Kalahandi, Bolangir, Baleswar, Rayagada, Koraput and Sambalpur to report on the famages caused to standing crops in their respective districts.

Meanwhile, Agriculture minister Pradip Maharathy arrived at Kalahandi district headquarters on a one-day visit this morning to take stock of the crop loss in the district caused due to heavy rainfall.

According to official sources, the minister will have a review meeting with the district collector and senior Agriculture and Horticulture officials.