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Rains lash parts of Rajasthan, crops damaged

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 14:06

Jaipur/Bundi: Rains triggered by western
disturbance continued to lash parts of Rajasthan, damaging
crops in many villages of Bundi district.

Heavy showers coupled with hailstorms lashed Bundi
district last night damaging crops of wheat, mustard,
coriander seeds and lentils.

Hailstorm lashed several villages including Sukhpura,
Gothera, Mandi, Bhagwanipura, Tokera, Panch ki Bawari of
Hindoli sub-division last evening following which standing
crop was damaged in these villages, Mandi village Sarpanch
Bhuribai said.

Hindoli MLA Prabhulal Saini has demanded a survey of
the damage caused to the crop by the rains and appropriate
compensation for affected farmers.

Bundi Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Amanulla Khan
said that the revenue officials have been asked to estimate
the loss due to untimely thundershowers.

Reports of hailstorm and showers also came in from
Hindoli, Nainwa, Lekhari and Bundi sub-divisions of the
district. The thundershowers damaged the crops of mustard and
coriander seeds in Kankala, Utarana, Budhala and many
villages of Lekhari sub-division last evening, officials said.

Similarly, damage to the extent of 60 to 70 percent
is feared caused by the evening spell in Kalayanpura, Sadara,
Fathapura, Jaitpur, Talwas, Suri, Karwar, Jhakmund and dozen
other villages in the Nainwa sub division.

Former MLA from Nainwa, Harimohan Sharma, has demanded
compensation for affected farmers.

Rains were also received at places like Bharatpur,
Pilani, Dholpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Sikar, Kota, Sawaimadhopur.
Sikar recorded a maximum rainfall of 28 mm, the MeT
department today said.

While, a few other places in Karauli, Dausa, Tonk,
Sawaimadhopur, Bundi, Bhilwara, Sikar and Bikaner districts
witnessed heavy rainfall and hail last night.

Meanwhile, some parts of the desert state recorded
minimum temperatures between 10.2 deg C to 15.6 deg C, MeT
department said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 14:06
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