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Off-season rains damaged rice crops on over 2,551 hectares in Chitwan


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2021 Nov 18, 18:03, Chitwan
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The off-season rainfall in mid-October had its severe implication on paddy crops cultivated on 2551.18 hectares of land in the district.

According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre Bhaktapur, east Chitwan and Madi suffered massive losses from the rains. Kharihani, Ratnanagar, Bharatpur Metropolis, Rapti, Madi, Kalika, and Ichhakamana rural municipalities were hit by the rains.

The area of land covered by rice cultivation is 27,281 hectares.

The continuous rains for four days beginning from October 15 damaged the paddy crop on the eve of the harvest season. In Khairahani, the damage is 9.49 percent. The Centre said 9,070 metric tons of rice has been rendered unsuitable for consumption due to the rains. In the past years, the district had produced 105,841 metric tons of rice.

The Centre has already collected the loss details from all local levels and have sent them to the province ministry for compensation. The total loss is estimated to be equivalent to Rs 254 million. 

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Chitwan Paddy Crops loss unseasonal rainfall Massive Loss Rice Cultivation Harvest Seasoin Loss Details Loss Detail Collection Province Ministry Rapti Municipality Madi Agriculture Knowledge Centre Bhaktapur
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