Bihar Flood NewsThe agriculture farmers are worried that the downpour that has inundated agricultural fields will also affect the growth of maize and wheat in the upcoming rabbi season.
Though the State Assembly polls are round the corner, the plight of farmers has been intensified by incessant rain followed by thunderstorms and lightning for three days in parts of North and North East Bihar. The continuous kharif crop, including paddy and vegetable cultivation, has been seriously affected, while also posing a pending challenge over the rabi season.
Muzaffarpur Flood: In the districts of Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, West Champaran, Gopalganj, Purnea and Araria. water has gushed into hundreds of rural houses thus submerging acres of cultivable land with matured Kharif crops. For the second time this year, the Aurai, Katra, Sahebganj, and Meenapur blocks in Muzaffarpur are facing flood destruction. The Valmikinagar barrage yesterday released 5 lakh cusec (cubic foot per second) of water in the backdrop of heavy rain, while low-lying areas were flooded again in the West Champaran and Gopalganj districts.
Rains have become a big cause of concern for farmers, who fear the devastation of maturing Kharif crops in the Katra and Aurai block of Muzaffarpur district after two days of heavy rainfall, said a farmer from Muzaffarpur. The shifting trend of rainfall has adversely affected our agriculture-dependent livelihoods. My paddy crop standing on 2 acres of land was badly affected in the field by heavy rain and excess waterlogging because plants had grains already in it.
Flood in Muzaffarpur Bihar
Farmers are worried that in the upcoming rabi season, the downpour that has flooded agricultural fields may also impact maize and wheat cultivation. Late sowing means poor yields for farmers and losses. In addition, even after three months of floods, we have not been paying money for crop damages. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Revenue should promptly perform surveys and provide farmers with payments. “For us, it is a double whammy,” Ramjivan Thakur, a member of Kisan Sangathan, Muzaffarpur, said.
As Vishanpur Shivram, Parsa, Nathbaadi and Chhatapur blocks reported the submergence of vast paddy fields, tremendous damage to crops from the Kosi area was also reported, while Saharsa district faced the brunt of heavy rain.
For the second time , people living in the Narkatiyaganj and Bagaha blocks in West Champaran are also facing the danger of floods.
According to NewsClick, the Narkatiyaganj circle office, Rahul Kumar, said, “According to estimates, sugarcane and paddy in 25 acres were damaged after flood water was forced into low-lying areas.” Administration in on warning and the damage due to flood survey, while reimbursement will be given at the earliest.
The IMD bulletin reported that over the last two days, the heavy rainfall can be due to cyclonic storm growth in western Madhya Pradesh and is heading towards Bihar. Via Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, Malda and from there east-northeast to Nagaland across Assam Meghalaya, the monsoon trough flies. This is the second one for them.
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