Rain forecast from Nov 13, farmers asked to take care of crop

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Bhubaneswar: With the MeT office forecasting rains due to a low pressure over south-west of Bay of Bengal from November 13, the State Government on Friday issued an advisory to district Collectors to ensure that ask farmers keep their harvested crops in safe place.

Rain is likely to commence from November 13 and it may cause light to moderate rain at places with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of south Odisha on November 14, said a Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) press release.

Moderate rain is likely to occur at many places with heavy rainfall at one or two places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Kendraopara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Boudh and between November 13 and 18 due to movement of low pressure system close to Odisha coast, it added.

'Hence, the farmers are advised to shift their harvested paddy to safe place and keep it properly stacked under suitable cover so as to avoid any loss/damage due to rain. Necessary measures should also be taken to protect the paddy in mandis if any against rain,' the advisory said. 

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty also took a review meeting of the preparations to protect the crops.

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