According to official sources a total of 60mmrainfall was recorded in Balangir.This rainfall is going to affect the paddy farmers of the district further.
There are three types of agriculture land Att(Upland) Mal/Bernna(middle type) and Bahal (Low land)found in the district .Bahal land is the most fertile land.
Those farmers who cultivated paddy in Bernnna land, it has already ripened and farmers needed few sunny days to harvest and keep the paddy in the Khala for post harvest activity like thrashing, winnowing and others. A Khalaa is small patches of circular land is prepared by clearing a small circular land and which is cleaned it with cow dung and efforts are made to the Khala free from pebble/small stone .
The farmers are at a loss as the ripen paddy crop has become wet and the ground to keep their paddy(Khala) become also wet.
As there is no dry and open space(Like Khala) to keep the wet paddy is available, farmers are at a loss what to do.As the ground has become wet ,the farmers cannot store it there, leaving the ripen paddy to damage further.
Balangir;According to agricultural office sources paddy crop in 35,000hectaresin Balangir district have been affected. Moreover Cotton crop in 4638hectreas have also been affected in the recent rain due to cyclone Phailin