BARA: The rainstorm that ravaged settlements in Bara and Parsa districts on March 31 also destroyed crops worth millions in Bara alone, as per the preliminary estimate.
According to Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Bara, crops that were ready for harvest including wheat, lentils, maize among others were damaged by the massive winds that struck the area. Also destroyed in the disaster were trees and plants of various fruits such as mango, lychee, jackfruit, and vegetables.
Majority of crops planted over an area of 2,231 bigha land, worth over Rs 50 million were destroyed in the storm, said Chief at the Centre, Jitendra Yadav.
Details of the loss are in the process of being ascertained, said Yadav.