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Wednesday, September 27 2023

Vijayapura: Central team visits rain hit areas, assesses loss

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Vijayapura: The Central Government’s inter-departmental rain review team visited various Taluks of the District to assess the damage caused by heavy rains for submitting a report to the Government.

The officials including K. Manoharan, S. B. Tiwari and others had arrived in Vijayapura and visited various rain-affected places along with the District-level officials on Thursday September 8.

The team arrived at Vijayapura after holding a similar visit in Kalaburagi. The officials visited Devarahipparagi, Talikota and Muddebihal Taluk to assess the loss. The team first visited Satihal Village of Devarahipparagi Taluk where the large tracts of standing crop have been damaged due to heavy rains.

According to the preliminary assessment, the crop sown over 1,102 hectare land has damage where the farmers have cultivated cotton and sunflower extensively. Around 850 farmers have suffered loss.

The officials have said that some eight houses of Satihal and 18 houses of Devur Village have been damaged due to rains, and the Government has given Rs. 10,000 for repair and restoration.

Some 26 houses of the Taluk have partially damaged, they have been given Rs. 3,200 each for repair, said Deputy Commissioner Vijaymahantesh Danammanavar to the visiting team.

He said that in Devarahipparagi Taluk alone, around 47 per cent more rains have been recorded till Wednesday September 7 which is more than that average rainfall.

The study team later visited Talikota where it inspected the loss that took place in Minajagi Village. Similarly, the team visited Bolawad and Guttihal villages.

During the visit, the officials interacted with the local farmers to collect the information.

The farmers said that they have incurred huge losses due to heavy rains and urged the government to provide compensation for the loss. Officials of various departments were also present.

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