Snowstorms hit crops in Mandy District


Tribune News Service

Mandy, June 16

Crops were damaged by heavy rains in several areas of Mandi district yesterday. While the rain in Mandi brought joy to the people, it ended a long drought, and in some places the snowfall caused severe damage to the farmers.

The worst affected were the destruction of vegetables, grains, and other crops in the Kalehal Panchayat in the Chauhar Valley.

Officials assess losses

  • Bhagmal, head of the Kalahal village, visited the area to assess the losses.
  • Details prepared.
  • Dalip Singh, head of the Bachachanogi Panchayat in the Serage Valley, did not visit any officials to assess the damage.

Bhagmal, head of the village of Kalehal, said, “The snowstorm has caused problems for local farmers. Vegetables and grains sown in the region were destroyed. Farmers now do not know how to survive because of the devastating weather.

According to Bhagmal, revenue officials have visited the area to assess farmers’ losses. He said a list of farmers had been prepared. He urged the regional government to provide financial assistance to the affected farmers.

Crop destruction has also been reported in some parts of the Sergei Valley, known as the Apple Valley. Baganchangi Panchayat Pradhan Dalip Singh in the Seraj Valley said the storm had damaged apples, corn, vegetables, grains and other crops. “No one from the Department of Agriculture and Vegetation visited to assess the damage. He said the regional government should provide assistance to affected farmers.

According to Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Deputy Director of Horticulture, no damage was caused by the hurricane. Rajesh Dogra, Deputy Director of Agriculture, Mandy, did not answer phone calls.

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