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Showers in Tirupattur, Ambur, Vaniyambadi

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TIRUPATTUR: Rain lashed parts of Tirupattur, Ambur and Vaniyambadi on Wednesday. Alangayam received 30 mm of rainfall, while Vaniyambadi and Ambur received 19 mm and 17 mm respectively from 8 a.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday. Tirupattur received 10.3 mm of rainfall during the period.

According to officials of the Agriculture Department, there has been excess rainfall this year and some crops were facing problems owing to the rain. The officials had conducted an assessment of crops damaged following heavy rains in Pernambut near Aravatla Hills. About 25 acres of paddy and 75 acres of sugarcane were damaged after three lakes in the surrounding area overflowed.

“We have evaluated the damage. The crops were submerged after water level rose in the lakes and started overflowing following the rains,” an official said.

Control measures were being taken to protect crops from soil borne diseases, he said.

“We are taking measures to prevent water stagnation in agricultural lands. Proper drainage channels can be created so that there is no water stagnation in the field. Bacteria present in the soil can cause problem to crops following rains. We can prevent soil borne diseases from attacking the crops through certain control measures,” he said.

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