Banana, areca nut farmers confront crop loss as a result of heavy showers in Goa | Goa News


Vehicles pass via a waterlogged stretch of Vitamin B Road at Panaji on Monday

PANAJI: Preliminary reports of this harvest reduction in Goa demonstrated that areca nut, banana plus some paddy have endured the brunt of this thick rain weekly . ) As of Friday, 400ha of cultivated regions were ruined, said the data shared with the zonal agricultural offices (ZAO) throughout the nation.
Low-lying regions were underwater inundating paddy areas. There was reduction to farmers growing peanuts because of tree wracking and areca nut harvest as a result of immature fruit drops.
“Gradually the water has receded from paddy areas, so the harvest is very likely to endure. The seeds have been transplanted weeks ago because of the harvest was well established from the soil. In case the submergence could have lasted for a few days, the harvest would have begun to rot. But, farmers of fruit bearing trees will incur losses because the plants have busted or the fruit has dropped,” an agriculture official said.
The preliminary report relies on visual inspections by the ZAO officers along with also the area under crop reduction that’s been recorded. The specifics of harm and the quantity of reimbursement due is not yet been tabulated from the directorate of agriculture.
Following the degree of harm is created, application forms will be sent from the ZAOs. After which, the farmers will be allowed to claim compensation and avail of their reimbursement.
significant declines are reported in regions like Pernem and Sattari. This was due to the extreme rain activity experienced in these talukas.
“Lots of people are involved in agricultural activities in these talukas. Many of those who remain in distant areas here do not have an alternative way of livelihood and mostly depend on agriculture. We’re in the process of analyzing the losses confronted,” the official stated.


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