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Untimely rains spell heavy losses for agriculture in Sonamura & Udaipur sub-divisions


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, November 18: Sonamura, the primary agricultural subdivision in Sepahijala district, is bracing for substantial losses due to the untimely rains currently affecting the region. Farmers across various locations, including Melaghar, Nalchar, and Boxanagar, are grappling with the aftermath of crop damage caused by the unexpected precipitation.

As the untimely rains persist, the repercussions extend beyond the loss of established crops to impact the planting of winter vegetable seedlings by farmers. This dual blow has left the agricultural community in Sonamura subdivision facing significant setbacks.

A substantial portion of Sonamura’s population relies heavily on agriculture for their livelihoods. At a time when farmers were gearing up to plant winter vegetables, untimely rains have disrupted their plans. Additionally, those anticipating the harvest of winter paddy are now contending with the adverse effects of the unexpected weather.

The impact of the untimely rains is particularly pronounced in areas such as Manikyanagar, Matinagar, Kalam Nagar, and Gaon sabhas in Boxanagar, causing heightened concern among farmers. The agricultural community is also grappling with the challenges posed by the unseasonal weather, further compounding the woes of the affected farmers in Sonamura sub-division.

Meanwhile, Cyclone ‘Midhili’ wreaked havoc in Udaipur yesterday, causing severe agricultural losses. Rice crops and vegetable fields were submerged in water, leaving farmers anxious about the future cultivation and sale of their produce. The impact extended beyond agriculture, as a massive tree fell on Udaipur-Amarpur road in the Maharani area during the storm. Around midnight, a truck traveling from Amarpur to Udaipur collided with an uprooted tree, injuring the driver and damaging the vehicle. The forest department personnel worked in the morning to clear the road, and the police redirected traffic. The road closure, prompted by the incident, underscored the disruptive effects of Cyclone ‘Midhili’ on both agriculture and transportation in the area.

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