East Burdwan accrues an estimated crop damage of Rs 299 cr in cyclone Amphan


Typhoon Amphan, before moving towards Murshidabad left a path of obliteration while floating between Memari, Monteswar and Kalna – 1 squares for almost one and a half hours in Burdwan (East) the previous evening and the area Agriculture organization as of now has evaluated crop harm worth Rs 299 Crore up ’til now.

The solid breeze with an expected speed of 90 kmph kept hovering over the Burdwan (East) squares of Memari, Monteswar, Kalna – 1 till 11:45 pm the previous evening additionally made broad harm the private quarters destroying 254 houses to ground and leaving fractional harm to 1564 private houses.

It desolated the farmlands of Burdwan (East) – the biggest paddy developing locale of the state. “Boro paddy on 46,712 hectares was still left to be collected and crops on 33,000 hectares got completely decimated due to Amphan. Furthermore, sesame on 12,340 hectares and summer vegetable developed on 5,000 hectares likewise was cleared out,” said Vijay Bharti, DM, Burdwan (East).

He included: “The most exceedingly awful hit squares were – Galsi – I and II, Ausgram – I and II, Mongalkote, Bhatar and Monteswar alongside Burdwan – I and II.”

In Galsi – I square alone, paddy on 9570 hectares was washed away. The area had developed Boro paddy on 1.71 lakh hectares and as expressed Jagannath Chatterjee, Deputy Director, Agriculture: “Our locale recorded a normal precipitation of 118 mm however precipitation in Purbasthali – II and Ketugram – II were least at 38 mm and 48 mm.”

Household quarters in towns – Keuguri, Uddharanpur, Sitahati, Sujapur, Mougram and Begunkole in Ketugram – II squares near Murshidabad endured the most exceedingly awful. Additionally, Dainhat, Katwa Municipality territories needed to tolerate the brunt of harm to private houses, the authorities said.

The region Disaster Management Cell evaluated that in any event a people of 50,000 was influenced because of yesterday’s Amphan spell. Force flexibly likewise was severely hit in the greater part of the country quarters across Burdwan (East) since enormous removed trees fell on and snapped the force links.

“We were yet to reestablish power gracefully to 30 percent of the towns, however our whole sub-stations were charged before the evening hours,” said Raju Mondal, Regional Manager, WBSEDCL in Burdwan.

He included: “Till this evening, the force load has dropped to 45 percent utilization level because of the calamity.”


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