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Agri Ministry assigns officials to assess crop damage

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018

Farmer women survey a wheat crop that was damaged in unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm at a village on the outskirts of Jaipur earlier this week. -- PTI

The Agriculture Ministry has assigned officials to different States for assessing the damage to crops due to hailstorm and heavy rains, an official release said.

R.P. Singh, Director, Directorate of Cotton Development, will assess the damage in Maharashtra, A.K. Tiwari, Director, Directorate of Pulses Development, in Madhya Pradesh, M C Diwakar, Director, Directorate of Sugarcane Development, in Uttar Pradesh, Narender Kumar, Director-in-charge, Directorate of Wheat Development, in Haryana, A. Ansari, Statistical Investigator, Directorate of Millets Development in Rajasthan, Subhash Chander, Joint Director, Directorate of Millets Development, in Gujarat and Mahesh Kumar, Assistant Director, Directorate of Wheat Development, will survey Punjab.

A team under a Joint Secretary has been appointed to survey/ assess the loss in drought-affected areas in districts of Rayalseema, the release added.

Published on March 20, 2015

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