Tamil Nadu

Destruction of 288 ha of banana plantations in Cuddalore storm

Officials from Agriculture department found that 288 hectares of banana tree plantations in the Cuddalore region were damaged due to the rainfall and heavy winds on Thursday. The farmers have urged the government to provide compensation.

According to a source from farmers association in Cuddalore, banana farming was done in nearly 6,000 acres of land in Cuddalore circle and during the storm on Thursday, banana trees planted in more than 600 acres at Annavalli, Vellaikarai, Ramapuram, Karaikadu, Vellapakam, M Puthur, S Puthur, T Puthupalayam, Vilangalpattu, Cuddalore Old Town, and Sedapakkam, were damaged.

Source: newindianexpress.com

 

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