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Titli causes severe damage to crops in all 38 mandals

Titli causes severe damage to crops in all 38 mandals
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The severe cyclonic storm Titli caused extensive damage in nearly 38 mandals in the district For the first time in the history of Srikakulam, Titli...

  • Paddy crop is damaged in an extent of 2.16 lakh acres
  • 3,15,386 farmers lost their agriculture and horticulture crops due to cyclone

Srikakulam: The severe cyclonic storm Titli caused extensive damage in nearly 38 mandals in the district. For the first time in the history of Srikakulam, Titli caused severe damage to the mandals.

Previously other cyclones in 1990, 1999, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014 did not cause much loss to the mandals and confined to
mainly coastal mandals.

As per official statistics, in total 4,21,481 people were affected in 38 mandals due to the cyclone. The 157 teams appointed by the state government to enumerate loss in all sectors has submitted its report to government on October 26.

As per report prepared by officials, in total 2,797 petty shops and units were damaged, 4,280 fishermen lost their nets and boats and 42,858 persons lost their cattle sheds.

Paddy crop was damaged in an extent of 2.16 lakh acres and horticulture crops like banana, coconut, cashew and other crops perished in an extent of 1.17 lakh acres.

In total, 3,15,386 farmers lost their agriculture and horticulture crops due to cyclone.

In total, 52,571 houses have been damaged due to cyclone in all mandals and 6,958 houses were damaged only in Vajrapukotturu mandal where Titli cyclone made its land fall.

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