Paddy crops submerged in Delta region due to heavy rain

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Thanjavur, Oct 26 (UNI) Paddy crops in more tha one lakh acres were submerged today 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 most of the agricultural areas.

PWD sources said following heavy rain, breach in Pudumanniar river at Sirkali caused damages to paddy crops as rain water entered in more than 15 villages in the nearby areas.

In view of the heavy rain, discharge of water had been stopped from the Grand Anaicut to Cauvery and Venar rivers to facilitate the draining of water from the fields, they added.

Tirupoondi recorded the highest rainfall of 73 mm, followed by Nannilam 60 mm, Nagapattinam 50 mm, Sirkali and Tiruvarur, 47 mm each.

UNI

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