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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
27-March-2015 10:41 IST
State-Wise Revised Affected Area under Rabi Crops During end of February to till date 26.03.2015

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh along with Minister of State visited areas of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan which have been affected by untimely rains

Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh along with Minister of State visited areas of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan which have been affected by untimely rains. They assure a farming community that the government stands with them in this hour of crisis. They further assured the farmers that the Central Government is committed to provide irrigation water to every farmer and every field.

 

Agriculture Ministry has also contributed all the State Governments to release appropriate relief compensation from their State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) without any delay. In case there is any short fall of money in these funds the State Governments may fall upon their contingency funds as well as demand for more money from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). In this regard, Government of India has asked the State Governments to submit their memorandums. The Government has also directed the states to take necessary steps for restructuring farmer loans and disbursement of crop insurance.

 

Agriculture Ministry, Government of India has sent seven senior officers to the affected states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to do an initial assessment of crop damage. This is a historic initiative as never before the Union Government has sent teams before receiving reports from State Governments.

 

The State-wise revised damaged area under rabi crops during end of February to till date due to heavy rainfall, hailstorms, thunderstorm and strong wind

 

 

S.No

Name of States (Period)

 

Name of Crops                                         (Area in ha)

 

Total:Area in lakh ha

Wheat

Barley

Pulses

Mustard

Horticulture

Cumin

Isabgol

Coriander

1

Gujarat

 

Damage due to discoloration

In 9 talukas

 

------

-------

---------

9000

2400

------

0.114

2

Madhya Pradesh

2.4 lakh

 

2 lakh

 

0.50

 

10,000

70,000

5.700

3

Rajasthan

 

17.04 lakh

2.645 lakh

5.322 lakh

15.05 lakh

0.74

2.41 lakh

1.19 lakh

1.13 lakh

45.527

 

4

Haryana

 

17.5

 

0.05 lakh

1.20 lakh

 

 

 

 

18.75

5

Punjab

2.60  lakh

 

 

 

0.10 lakh

 

 

0.24*

2.94 

6

Uttar Pradesh

 

21.18 Lakh

0.155 lakh

3.93 Lakh

1.52 Lakh

 

 

 

 

26.79

7

Uttarakhand

 

8735

 

150

220

 

 

 

 

0.091

8

Himachal Pradesh

1.5 lakh

 

0.025 lakh

215

662

 

 

 

1.52

9

J&K

0.60  lakh

 

 

 

0.25 lakh ha

 

 

 

0.85

10

Telangana

Crop damage reported in 590 ha ( >50%)  under Maize (244 ha) , Paddy ( 160 ha) Jowar (280 ha), Sesamum (180).

0.006

11

Andhra Pradesh

Crop damage reported in Paddy (150 ha) and Jowar (30 ha)

0.002

12

Maharashtra

 

Crop loss was reported in Jowar, Maize, Wheat, Gram, Onion, Mango, Grapes, Cashew nut and Pomegranate.

3.95

13

Kerala

 Crop damage reported in harvested paddy crop in 437 ha, Banana (111ha), Vegetable (60 ha) due to heavy rainfall with thunderstorm.

0.006

14

West Bengal

Crop damage reported in 48500 ha in 6 districts.

0.485

 

Grand Total of crop damage area

106.73

 

 

 

* Fodder

The Prime Minister has taken a video conference with the states and their concerned Chief Secretaries’ yesterday i.e. 23.03.2015 and the estimated crop loss which was earlier quoted to be 181 lakh hectare of the State Governments has now been reduced to 106 lakh hectare. Government of India has directed the State Governments to quickly do a final assessment.

GG:SB : RABI CROPS / 27.03.2015