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Damage to crops due to Heavy Rains and Floods

New Delhi: The Government of India has constituted IMCTs for 15 States viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Nagaland. IMCTs have visited the affected areas of 13 States for on-the-spot assessment of crops damages due to floods, 2019.

Based on information received from the State Governments, the details of the agriculture areas, reported to have been damaged due to flood/ landslides/ hydrometrological hazards during South-West monsoon-2019 are as below.

Reported loss of crops by States due to flood/ landslides/ hydro-metrological hazards during South-West Monsoon-2019
Provisional 01.06.2019 to 14.11.2019
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No.

State Total agriculture area affected  

(in lakh ha.)

Assam 2.14
Bihar 2.61
Chhattisgarh  0.018
Karnataka 9.35
Kerala 0.31
Madhya Pradesh 6.04
Maharashtra 4.17
Nagaland 0.02
Odisha 1.49
Punjab 1.51
Rajasthan 27.36
Tripura 0.014
Uttar Pradesh 8.88
Uttarakhand 0.003
West Bengal 0.08
Total 63.995

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

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