Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crops on 10,000 ha. lost in Bidar district

Bhalki, Bidar, Aurad taluks worst hit
Green gram, black gram, red gram, soya, jowar affected

Bidar: Flash floods in the Manjra and Karanja rivers owing to heavy rain and the sudden release of water from dams in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh seem to have caused extensive crop loss in the district.
The Manjra flows through nearly 250 villages in three taluks: Bhalki, Bidar and Aurad.
The district administration's preliminary estimates say crops have been lost on around 10,000 hectares in the district. Most of the crop loss is in these three taluks.