Rain revives farmers' hopes

Amani tank has filled up after many years

Residents cleaning the rainwater that gushed into their houses in Srinivaspur on Tuesday night. DH PHOTO

The farmers heaved a sigh of relief as it rained from 8 pm to 3 pm, recharging the water bodies across the taluk.

However, the residents in the low-lying areas near Sante Maidan had tough time clearing the rainwater that gushed into their houses. Besides, power supply was also disrupted due to the rains, causing inconvenience to the pedestrians and motorists on the pothole-ridden roads. The rainwater had inundated the roads.

Amani tank on the outskirts of Srinivaspur has filled up after many years. The farmers had illegally grown ragi in the dried up tank. However the crop was damaged as the tank filled up following heavy rains. The residents dwelling near the tank had to spend sleepless night as they feared the tank may overflow and submerge their houses.

Though rainwater gushed into fields on the outskirts of the town, where tomato, ragi and other vegetables were grown, no damage has been reported.

Now, the farmers have to give a break to deweeding works in the ragi fields till the rain subsides. Now, they are busy with deweeding works at mango grove and planting ragi sprouts.

Many other areas across the taluk have also received rains, reviving the farmers’ hopes and giving new lease of life to withering crops.

DH News Service

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