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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 12:16 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 12:16 AM (IST)

In Chamba, heavy snowfall damages peas

In Chamba, heavy snowfall damages peas
The damaged crop in Churah.

Chamba, October 11

Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of Churah in Chamba district on Wednesday night caused devastation to the pea crop.

Confirming the report, Deputy Speaker Hans Raj said eight panchayats had been affected by early snowfall. Hans Raj said the weather had not only caused damage to the crop, but also ravaged grass, which was a must for the livestock.

The worst-hit panchayatsm, where the harvest was destroyed, included Alwas, Guila, Bhanodi, Janwas, Mangli, Charda, Padharn, Dantuin and other high-altitude areas of Churah.

The Deputy Speaker directed the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Churah, Revenue Department and Agriculture Department to prepare a report on the losses caused to the crop and submit it to the state government at the earliest so that poor farmers could be compensated at the earliest. — OC

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