24,000 families were affected by the 30% of the cultivation being destroyed by the prolonging drought, the District Secretary, N. Vethanayagan has informed the Disaster Management Centre.
Due to the current drought prevailing in the North 30% of the Paddy Cultivation and subsidiary crops have been destroyed. If the drought will persist 100% of the crops will be destroyed. An environment is prevailing where this destruction could not be prevented. 73,000 have been identified as cultivators of paddy and subsidiary crops. In a context where their products are subjected to destruction these families are seriously affected.
As per details received up to date following is a schedule of affected families.
|Divisional Secretariat area||No. of families affected,|
If the drought persists more families will be affected, he had informed.