NARAIL: Incessant showers over the past three days have caused widespread damage to lentil, chilli, mustard and wheat crops across 18,632 hectares of farmland in the district.
“The untimely rain will delay the cultivation of Rabi crops this year in the district, which starts from mid-November and lasts till March,” Dipak Kumar Roy, deputy director of Narail Agricultural Extension Department told.
Besides, boro seed beds across 162 hectares of farmland have also sustained damage in the rain, the Agricultural Extension Department said.
“Wheat, mustard, and lentil crops have sustained the maximum damage in the rain as these are planted across 70 percent of farmland in Narail,” said Dipak. “However, the extent of damage could be ascertained only when the showers stop.”