Tribune News Service
Hisar, August 13
Cotton crop on practically 50,000 acres within the state has been broken because of waterlogging after the latest rains. Reports from farmers and officers point out that the crop on practically 10,000 acres has utterly perished.
The crop is completely destroyed within the flooded areas of Hisar, Bhiwani and Jind districts, often known as the cotton belt of Haryana. The rainwater has been standing within the fields for the final couple of weeks.
Whitefly menace too
There is extra unhealthy information for cotton farmers as a Haryana Agricultural University workforce noticed aphid and whitefly infestation throughout first week of August in cotton and different crops within the area.
Naresh Kumar, sarpanch of Bhatol Jatan village, stated: “After the cotton crop perished, farmers sowed paddy but that too got damaged. Besides cotton, sugarcane, bajra, guar, and paddy have been destroyed on 2,400 acres under cultivation in the village. Though the district administration has been trying to drain out water by installing pumps, fields are still covered by 2 feet of water,” he stated.
Similarly, heavy rains and waterlogging have destroyed kharif crops in another elements of the state.
In Bhiwani, rainwater has affected crops in Mundhal and Bawani Khera villages. Villages within the Julana area of Jind district too are in bother due to their waterlogged cotton fields.
An official stated cotton crop on 5,000 to six,000 acres had bought destroyed in Hisar district, however the harm too paddy crop was not extreme.