Incessant rains submerge large areas of banana plantations in Tamil Nadu

Farmers in the Tiruchi district of Tamil Nadu are a distraught lot as incessant rains have submerged crops on 750 acres of land. Crops, including banana, have been underwater for the past four days owing to the rising water levels across the Kaveri river banks. Farmers are expecting the water level to recede by Monday and if that does not happen, the crops are as good as damaged.

R. Muthukrishnan, Kuruvai paddy farmers leader in Lalgudi: "We have almost lost hope for this season's Kuruvai crops and are expecting a crop damage relief from the state government. This was the beginning of Kuruvai season and we had planted paddy here but it is difficult for these crops to survive after four consecutive days of rains and inundation."


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