Paddy in IndiaAccording to the local sources, it has been reported by the Agriculture Department of Assam that by taking stock of the damage caused by flood on agricultural land in 228 villages of Majuli, Teok, Jorhat East and Jorhat West Revenue Circles of Jorhat district, Agriculture Minister Mr Atul Bora directed the officials of the Agriculture Department to grow sufficient number of paddy seedlings for flood-hit farmers so that these can be used after the flood. Further, he stated and warned that, in case if any government employee is found negligent in his or her duty during this period of devastating flood, the Government will take immediate disciplinary action accordingly. It may also be mentioned here that paddy fields measuring 1,780 hectares at Borbheti, Malowkhat, Namoni Gayon Gaon, Daini Gaon, Napamua and 39 other villages were reeling under flood in Jorhat West Revenue Circle after the Bhogdoi River breached an embankment a few weeks back. As per the official data is concerned it has been reported that 29,140 hectares of paddy fields in 139 villages under the Majuli Revenue Circle were destroyed in the recent wave of floods.

Furthermore, in this matter, it has been described that at the Teok Revenue Circle and Jorhat East Revenue Circle, 510 hectares and 280 hectares of cropland respectively were affected by the flood during this monsoon. The minister also directed the government officials to monitor the living conditions in the relief camps and provide medicine and healthcare services to all the affected people immediately. As the massive erosion caused by the Brahmaputra River poses a serious threat to a major portion of the embankment at Lalitimukh in west Jorhat, the Agriculture Minister also visited the spot and asked the officials of the Water Resources Department to ensure the safety of the Shanti Agro Industries Pvt. Ltd.embankment too.

 

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