Rain ravage tomato, mango crops

Rain ravage tomato, mango crops

Investments go drown the drain with the virtual floods

Heavy rain, accompanied by hailstones, that lashed the taluk ravaged mangoes and vegetables in thousands of acres of land, besides damaging a few houses, on Tuesday.

Villages that incurred most losses in mango and tomato crops are Duggasandra hobli’s Mandikal, Gollahalli, Harapanayakanahalli, Bisanahalli, Kondenahalli, Gujjanahalli, Nichanagunte, Taverekere and surrounding villages.

At least 1,200 acre of land have been destroyed. Of these villages, Mandikal has incurred the maximum loss as hundreds of mango trees have been uprooted, Horticulture officer B L Shivaprasad, who visited the affected areas, told Deccan Herald.  

Compensation

Mandikal Gram Panchayat former member G N Venkatachalaiah has urged the government to provide immediate compensation to mango growers of the village, who incurred losses.

Farmers in the neighbouring Sonnavadi and surrounding villages of Kasba hobli who grow greens in huge quantity have also suffered losses.

“We have not received any help from the government,” said a farmer Chinnappa.
Roofs blown away

In Keelagani village of Aavane hobli, roofsheet of a house belonging to Lingamurthy was blown away. None of the house inmates suffered injury.

“I had invested lakh of rupees on tomato and ridge gourd in my farm. But everything is destroyed now,” said Manjunath a farmer.

A few electricity poles were uprooted in Keelagani village. No one was hurt as the Bescom authorities acted swiftly by snapping the power supply in the village.
Tahsildar P Jayamadhava and Revenue Department authorities visited the affected areas and reviewed the losses
incurred.

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