Gujarat: Heavy rains cause damage to crops

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Gandhinagar: Heavy rainfall in central and South Gujarat has resulted in damage to standing crops grown over 50,000 hectares, reports IANS.

Jayesh Patel, president of the Gujarat Khedut Samaj said, “As per the reports we have received so far, no farmer has complained of damage to the sugarcane crops but the paddy, cotton, Tuvar and Soybean crops are at risk.”

Farmers fear that the stagnation of water in the fields will completely damage their crops.

Amid the flood situation in Gujarat following heavy rainfall, state BJP President CR Paatil on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are constantly monitoring the situation in the rain-battered state.

Two Air Force Choppers and NDRF team will start rescue operations on Friday morning in the state, informed Gujarat state BJP President CR Paatil. Paatil tweeted, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are constantly monitoring the condition in Gujarat. And added that on the request Amit Shah has arranged for two Air Force Shoppers and NDRF team which will start the rescue operations in the state from tomorrow morning.”

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