Monday, January 30, 2023

WSYF appeals govt to declare twoareas under Niuland as drought-hit

Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) has appealed to the state government to declare Aghunaqa and Khaghaboto areas under Niuland district as drought-hit and release financial assistance to the genuine affected farmers.
In a representation addressed to the minister for agriculture, WSYF president Mughavi Awomi and general secretary Bohoi Yeptho stated that the farming community of Aghunaqa and Khaghaboto areas had been hugely affected due to scanty rainfall during 2021-2022. The youth body stated that deficient rainfall has left the farmers in those areas deeply worried.
Rainfall being the primary source of water for agriculture, WSYF said the late arrival of monsoon and the insufficient rainfall has left farming community in huge distress. Further, the youth front stated that farmers in those areas also witnessed massive crop loss this year due to scanty rainfall. WSYF said the farmers, who were already hit by pandemic, were facing difficulties since almost all crops were rainfall-dependent.
It stated that the current situation spells doom for the farming community of those areas, which were witnessing extended dry spells compared to others parts of the state.
WSYF has, therefore, appealed to the agriculture minister to declare those areas as drought-hit and take necessary steps in the interest of the affected farmers.
It also requested deputing staff of agriculture department and NSDMA to for on-spot verification.

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