Amid a huge trail of devastation, cyclone Amphan has also severely damaged the Rabi crop Paddy in Sunderban. Paddy is the primary crop of this area and is widely cultivated. The cyclone led to water logging in the farm with ripened paddy and as the crop was harvest-ready, it has been completely destroyed. The saline water which flushed through the embankments flooded the agricultural lands and turned it unfit to cultivate for the years to come.
With relaxations during the Unlock 1 phase, the farmers hoped to see a rise in demand again, leading to better prices. But the devastation from the cyclone has shattered those hopes.
Mukti in association with”AID”, has taken an initiative to help those farmers through paddy seeding plantation program where Mukti has distributed the specific type of paddy seeds which can grow in saline water also. Mukti bought some of the seeds from Hashkhali, Nadia and some from local area.
Kalabhat (20 kg), Hamai (200 Kg), Balurupi (20 Kg.), Keralasundari (200 Kg), JP 140 (50 Kg), Pokharabora (20 Kg), Radhatilak (20 Kg), Jhumpuri (20 Kg) and Aganibora(20 Kg) were bought from Nadia.
Kalomota (120 Kg) and Dudheswar (1215 Kg) were collected from local areas.
The areas that are covered under this program are –
|Name of the Village||Gram Panchayat||Block||Total Bigha||Total Farming Land (Bigha)|
|Purba Gurguriya||Gurguria Bhubaneswari||Kultali||5||100|
Through this program around 1,000 farmer families will get benefited.
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