As flood state of affairs continues to prevail in a number of districts, the state authorities has begun a preliminary evaluation of kharif crop harm in over 20 districts attributable to floods and estimates that crops have been affected on over 4 lakh hectares of land, officers stated. stated on Wednesday.
In line with departmental sources, reviews of crop harm have began coming within the flood-affected districts and the Agriculture Division is getting ready to ship a proposal to the Catastrophe Administration Division to approve it quickly. 550 crore to supply crop enter subsidy to the affected farmers.
“We’re assessing the harm to the crop. At current, our evaluation in 25 flood-affected districts signifies the worth of the harm. 550 crores. However, it might be extra. Agriculture Secretary, N Saravan Kumar stated, we’ll begin crop enter subsidy to the affected farmers quickly after the funds are sanctioned.
The official stated that the quantity can be sanctioned quickly and based mostly on the ultimate evaluation report, enter subsidy can be carried out on the earliest to compensate the affected farmers.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar performed an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Madhubani and Darbhanga districts. He additionally highlighted the initiatives of the federal government to supply monetary help to the affected households.
Officers stated the method of evaluation of crop harm has been expedited in the previous couple of weeks to supply help to the affected farmers, and likewise be certain that the paddy crop manufacturing goal this kharif season isn’t badly hit. The goal for whole cultivable space of Kharif crops (paddy, maize, seasonal greens, pulses, sugarcane) within the present monetary 12 months is about 40 lakh hectares, out of which the goal of paddy cultivation is about 33 lakh hectares.
The manufacturing goal of paddy on this Kharif season is round 110 lakh metric tonnes, of which the focused manufacturing of rice is round 80 lakh metric tonnes.
“The manufacturing is determined by numerous elements together with the standard of goal crops. However, sure, the paddy crop has been affected to a terrific extent by the floods in additional than 4 lakh hectares of Kharif cultivable land. However, if there’s much less harm to crops after the water is totally depleted, the manufacturing won’t be affected a lot,” stated a senior agriculture official.
In line with the info of the Agriculture Division, the manufacturing of rice within the final monetary 12 months was 68.66 lakh metric tonnes, whereas in 2019-20 it was 68.24 lakh metric tonnes.
Officers stated the division has already offered seedlings in East and West Champaran and different districts of north Bihar, the place floods broken crops in mid-July, in order that farmers can sow different crops as a substitute of paddy.