Published on: December 20, 2021



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Kukichūō Dharwad tops Karnataka with maximum area-wise crop loss


  • District faced the most severe crop loss, in terms of the extent of area, in Karnataka due to heavy rains this year.
  • Number of farmers growing rain-fed crops on black cotton soil is more in the district which lacks irrigation facility in the majority of the areas.
  • Excess rains during the harvesting time of Kharif crops, and during the initial stage of Rabi crops are the causes for continuous and huge damage of crops in October and November.
  • Crop of 1.55 lakh hectare of land in the district have been lost this year. Out of this, crop loss in 1.32 lakh hectare of land took place in October and November alone, as per the official figures.
  • Belagavi stands second after Dharwad, with crops damaged in 1.50 lakh hectare of land, while Tumakuru is in third position with crop loss in 1.30 lakh hectare of land.
  • Crop loss due to October and November rains was less in Belagavi district, compared to the loss during the initial phase of the monsoon. However, total crop loss in Tumakuru took place in October and November itself