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Phailin destroys over 70 pc banana fruit in its hub area

Cyclone Phailin has ruined more than 70 per cent of banana fruit in Bihar’s Vaishali district, hub of cultivation of the fruit located north of Ganga.

Initial reports suggest that more than 70 per cent of the banana crop has been destroyed due to Phailin, District Agriculture Officer (DAO) Dinesh Prasad  informed on Friday.  The DAO said that to assess the actual damage to the cash crop, order has been passed on Friday for conducting field wise survey.

The survey team has been given a week’s time for submission of report after which decision to pay compensation to farmers would be taken by the government, he said.

The team comprising of officials and agriculture experts have been told to take photograph of the fields raged due to Phailin in the district, he said.
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