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Tuesday, October 04 2022

Vijayapura: Rains cause huge loss to standing crops in District

Vijayapura standing crop
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Vijayapura: The heavy rains and the floods in Krishna, Bhima and Don have left huge tracts of standing crops damaged in the District.

Since the water is yet to recede from the farms, the officials are not in a position to conduct a survey to assess the exact quantity of loss.

The officials said that the crop survey will be carried out soon and a report would be submitted to the government for further action.

Meanwhile, it may be noted that the District Administration has reported a revenue loss of Rs. 225 Crore due to rain and floods in July and August. Over 5,000 hectares of standing crops mainly cotton and sunflower have been damaged. The farmers are yet to receive the compensation.

A total of 1,127 houses have either partially or fully collapsed due to heavy showers in the last month across the District.

According to the District Administration, “A total of 1,127 houses were damaged in the district. Among them, 1,121 houses suffered damages between 15 to 25 per cent and the remaining six houses reported damages between 25 to 75 per cent. The compensation will be provided as per the NDRF and SDRF norms. The process for awarding relief funds to the flood victims is underway.”

The rain and floods caused huge damage to houses and agricultural crops in Doni, Krishna and Bheema Rivers in the region. The water levels receded in Doni and Bheema Rivers but Krishna continues to flow in full spate for the past 72 hours.

According to the officials of Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited (KBJNL), “The inflow to Almatti Dam has surged to 1.26 lakh cusecs in the last 12 hours. The outflow has been increased to 1.5 lakh cusecs. The water level stands at 519.40m and the storage capacity is 119.572 tmc. The water is discharged from all the 26 crest gates and a few cusecs from the power production unit.”

A huge quantity of water is being discharged from Almatti Dam downstream. The officials of KBJNL have cautioned about the possible floods in the villages located alongside the river in Bijapur, Yadgiri and Raichur districts. The respective district administrations have restricted the people, cattle and vehicle movements nearby the river.

The people dwelling on the banks of Bheema and Doni Rivers can heave a sigh of relief as the water level receded in both rivers.

According to the District Administration, “The Ujjani Dam is recording an inflow of 23,466 cusecs and outflow of 11,600 cusecs. The dam has filled only half of its capacity as only 54.88tmc filled against the total capacity of 118.54tmc. With rain decreasing, the outflow might reduce in the next 24 hours.”

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