My Republica, 30 May 2018
More than 12,000 farmers have been incurred losses of up to Rs 107.38 million after the winter maize cultivated by them failed to bear grains.
According to the District Agricultural Development Office, maize production decreased by around 50 per cent this year after the cultivated plants failed to yield fruits due to cold wave.
Senior Agriculture Development Officer Shiva Ratna Shah said that the winter maize crop was cultivated on 13,595 hectare of land in the district this year and the production was 53,020.5 metric tonnes.
A total of 84,089 metric tonnes of maize was produced from maize crop grown on 13,595 hectares of land last year. It was less by 31,269 metric tonnes this year as compared to the previous.
Information Officer at the Office, Rajbanshi Prasad Chaurasiya, said that letter has been sent at the Centre to provide compensation to the victim farmers.