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Kerala state rains and floods

Alappuzha crop losses estimated at Rs 270 mln

Crop losses in Alappuzha district, including the Kuttanad region, due to the rains and floods is estimated at around Rs 270 mln (€3.24 mln) by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the state government.

The most affected was Chengannur block where 3,719 farmers were hit, with 679.93 hectares of agricultural land being affected. Around 10 administrative units, including Pandanad, Thiruvanvandoor, Puliyoor, Venmani, Mulakuzha, and Cheriyanad, come under the Chengannur block.

Paddy cultivation on 538.6 hectares was destroyed. Around 1,225 farmers were affected and a loss of Rs 101.9 mln was estimated. The other crops which were badly hit include banana, vegetables and tuber crops.


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