Crops worth millions washed off in Chhattisgarh rains

After braving a poor monsoon, farmers in Chhattisgarh are again facing testing times as unabated rains since Tuesday have destroyed their paddy crops stored in open grounds.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2010, 12:18 PM IST

The agriculture department has estimated the loss in millions.
The agriculture department has estimated the loss in millions.
The state government started procuring paddy from about a million farmers Nov 1 in all the 18 districts through co-operative societies at Rs 1,030 per quintal of common variety and Rs 1,060 for grade-A paddy.

Chhattisgarh is a major paddy growing state in the country. Last year, around 4.4 million tonnes of paddy were procured in the state by the government.

IANS