Losses put at Rs 3.64 cr in Shimoga

Losses put at Rs 3.64 cr in Shimoga

Losses put at Rs 3.64 cr in Shimoga

The pre-monsoon showers accompanied by lightning and strong wind that lashed various parts of the district over the last one week claimed the lives of a 52-year old woman, several cattle and damaged 687 houses and crops.

According to the district administration, Shikaripur is the worst affected taluk due to rain so far.

The roof tiles of 613 houses were blown off due to strong wind in Shikaripur taluk last week.  
Sharadamma, 52, died when lightning struck her at Kedalasara village near Heggodu in Sagar taluk recently.

As many as 68 houses were damaged in Sorab taluk. Around six houses were partially damaged in Sagar taluk. Four houses and a cattleshed were damaged in Hosanagar taluk.

The loss due to the rains over the last one week has been estimated at Rs 3.64 crore. Shikaripur taluk suffered the highest crop loss in the district.

Plantain crops on 60 acres of land and areca trees on 40 acres of land in Shikaripur taluk were damaged.

The estimated loss due to the damage to crops is Rs 57 lakh.

Paddy crops on 185 acres of land in Bhadravati taluk were damaged and the loss has been estimated at Rs 57 lakh. No casualties were reported in Shimoga and Tirthahalli.

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