Widespread rains in N-K damage crops

Widespread rains in N-K damage crops

Heavy and widespread rains which lashed parts of the state, particularly north Karnataka, late on Thursday, has resulted in extensive loss of crops.

Heavy rains coupled with strong winds ravaged banana and papaya plantations on 70 acres in Ballari district. More than 20 electricity poles have been uprooted while crops on around 60 acres had been damaged in Hosapete taluk. The taluk received rains on Friday morning also. Ballari district received 117 mm of rain on Thursday night.

Several parts of Koppal district received heavy rains for about 45 minutes late on Thursday night. The sky was overcast in Koppal town throughout the day. Heavy winds blew away roofs of several huts in villages around Koppal.

Raichur district received 37 mm of rains on Thursday night. Eight bikes were damaged after a huge tree fell on them in Maski.

More than 250 electricity poles have been uprooted across Vijaypura district due to the heavy rains this week. The district has received good rains twice this week, damaging standing crops. Preliminary assessment has estimated the loss at more than Rs one crore. The district received 9.3 mm of rains on Thursday night.

Copious rains have triggered agricultural activities in Bagalkot district. Badami and surrounding places received uninterrupted rains for more than hour on Thursday night.

Rampura in Molakalmuru taluk of Chitradurga district received 28 mm of rain on Thursday. Channagiri in Davangere district too received good rains.

Kodagu district has received moderate rains. It rained for the whole day in Madikeri, Napoklu, Gonikoppa and surrounding areas.
DH News Service

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