Mahakali floodwaters destroy crops in Kanchanpur

MAHENDRANAGAR, July 22: Flood and incessant rain has quite troubled farmers in Kanchanpur these days. Vegetable farming has been badly affected in most of the areas especially in Dodhara-Chandani Municipality of Kanchanpur. The area, which is very well known for production of parwal (pointed gouard), is submerged in water following incessant rainfall in the last few days.

“We don’t know what to do. We are extremely worried as we are going to lose this season’s whole harvest to the floodwaters,” said a local farmer Padam Bahadur Khadka. He added that monsoon rain this year was intense than earlier. “Given the rainfall that we have had this season, I fear that we won’t be able to collect single parwal from our farms,” he lamented.

Flood has entered in over 60 bighas of land from the Mahakali River. Hundreds of farmers who were about to harvest pointed gourd pretty are now in lurch as their farms have submerged in water. “Our parwals are rotting and it’s stinking everywhere,” said Khadka.

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