Crops worth Rs 84 million damaged in Kailali

Dhangadi, September 5

The recent floods and landslides have damaged seasonal crops worth Rs 84 million in Kailali. According to District Agriculture Development Office, the natural disaster caused more damage in Bhajani and Tikapur municipalities of the district.

Senior Agriculture Development Officer Yubraj Pandey at DADO said the floods had completely swept away paddy planted in 750 hectare land. “Seasonal crops worth around Rs 42 million was damaged in the disaster,” he added.

The floods damaged vegetables worth Rs 37 million farmed in 260 hectare land. The district agriculture development office had collected details of the damage and sent it to the Ministry of Agriculture. Pandey said preliminary details of the damage in the two municipalities were sent.

Meanwhile, the farmers are anxious after losing everything to floods and landslides.

Chief District Officer Govinda Rijal said district disaster rescue committee has managed to offer Rs 5,000 to the affected families as immediate relief.

According to district disaster rescue committee, as many as 78 households were damaged

completely while 175 have suffered partial damage in the disaster. As many as 3,087 households were affected and 1,198 families were displaced by the flood in Kailali.