Fire in agriculture field, crops destroyed

A fire broke out in 500 acres of agriculture field in a village on the outskirts of the city on Sunday, destroying crops and damaging tubewell motors.

Last Updated: May 13, 2012, 21:57 PM IST

Amritsar: A fire broke out in 500 acres of agriculture field in a village on the outskirts of the city on Sunday, destroying crops and damaging tubewell motors.

The fire erupted in village Chabba causing financial loss to farmers.

Several tubewell motors and heavy electric cables were damaged in the fire, officials said.

A number of farmer organisations have demanded adequate compensation for damaged crops and related infrastructure.

According to the district administration, stubble burning sparked the fire.

PTI