Paddy crops in Delta region submerged due to heavy rain

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Thanjavur, Oct 25 (UNI) Paddy crops in thousands of acres were submerged due to water logging as heavy rain continued to lash the Cauvery delta districts of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam.

The rain in the delta region was causing anxiety to farmers as transplantation of Samba and Thaladi paddy crops were already covered in more than 70 per cent of the agricultural area.

In view of the heavy rain discharge of water had been stopped from the Grand Anaicut to Cauvery and Vennar rivers to facilitate the draining of rain water from the fields, PWD sources said.

Mayiladuthurai recorded the highest rainfall of 214 mm, followed by Coleroon 201 mm, Sirkali 116 mm, Peravurani 112, Nannilam and Lower Anaicut 109 mm each, Tiruvarur 91 and Pattukottai 84 mm during the last 24 hours.

UNI

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