Heavy rains, hailstorm damage crops in northern India
New Delhi, Feb 9 : Hundreds of acres of crops were damaged after hailstorm hit northern India recently.
Narrating his ordeal, a Sarpanch from Ludhiana told ANI that a hailstorm damaged potato crops in over half-a-dozen villages. I had planted approximately 50 kilograms of potatoes. The recent hailstorm has damaged 80 per cent of my crops. We have taken loans also for the same. We are now facing a lot of difficulties, he said.
Jaskreet Singh, a farmer also voiced his grievance, saying, I had planted potato on 8 acres of land. I have suffered a loss of Rs 40,000. The government must compensate for the same.
A farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad also joined Singh's contention and stated, Majority of our crops have been destroyed. I am now under immense pressure as I have to repay the loan. It will be difficult for us to even recover our investment.