Cloudburst damaged 1400 hc of farm land in Leh: SKUAST report
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Srinagar, Sept 1: The flash floods and cloudburst in Leh last month have damaged 28,000 quintals of food grains in the shape of standing crops spread over 1400 hectares of agriculture land.
This, according to an official statement, was revealed by the SKUAST (K) in its survey conducted on the damage to the agriculture crop and land by the cloudburst in Leh.
The survey team was deputed by the minister for agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir two days back. The committee was headed by Director Research, SKUAST (K), A. R. Trag and its members included Subject Matter Specialists, Dr. B. A. Khanday, Dr. K. N. Singh, Dr. Mir Saleem, Dr Tahir Ali and Agriculture Engineer, Junaid.
As per the preliminary report, the agricultural land spread over 1400 headquarters was fully damaged by the deposition of boulders along the debris on the intervening night of August 6 and 7.
The team has assessed that Rs 6-7 crore is required for reclamation of this chunk of land by way of mechanization.
The team has also suggested the government to take necessary action for converting the barren and fallow government land in the area into cultivable land to compensate the affected farmers. For this the team would soon conduct the soil test to see the nutritious status of the soil and would make recommendation about its usage.
The team visited every affected village of the district and took a series of meetings with the concerned officers to discuss the issues to help the farming community.
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