18-03-2014 01:02 AM | India

Crop loss figure goes up to Rs 10,000 crore

The state government is finding it extremely difficult to meet the enormous challenge of compensating the farmers affected by hailstorm, with the latest damage figure pegged at Rs 10,000 crore. The revised estimate says crops on total 18 lakh hectares were destroyed.

Last week, the damage was estimated to be on about 13 lakh hectares.

“Ready-to-harvest Rabi crops on over 18 lakh hectares have been damaged. The area is same in terms Kharif crops that were damaged by excessive rains last year.
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