Gandhinagar, 6 April 2023
The damage caused to agricultural and horticultural crops due to unseasonal rains in the state was discussed in the cabinet meeting. Due to unseasonal rains in the month of March, crops have been destroyed in 2785 villages of 64 taluks of 15 districts.
Detailed survey work has been done by a total of 565 survey teams found in Junagadh, Amreli, Kutch, Patan, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Tapi, Rajkot, Banaskantha, Surat, Botad, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Aravalli and Bharuch districts.
In Valsad district of South Gujarat, the work of survey of damage to mango crop is going on.
Survey work has been completed in total 1,99,951 hectare affected area in 15 districts. The affected area of agricultural crops is 1,83,121 hectares. The affected area of horticulture crops is 16,830 hectares.
In which 42,210 hectare area is damaged by 33 percent or more. In which 30,895 hectares of agriculture crop area and 11,315 hectares of horticulture crop area have been damaged. According to the rules of the State Disaster Response Fund, the state government will consider giving assistance to the farmers who have suffered more than 33 percent damage in the state.
From 4-3-2023 to 24-3-2023, 1 mm to 47 mm of rain was recorded in 198 talukas of 30 districts of the state. Out of which 34 talukas of 10 districts received more than 10 mm of rain.