Ripe wheat in around 100 acre of land waiting to be harvested was gutted by a fire in Gajole area of Malda district on Wednesday,district administration sources said. About 150 farmers living in four mouzas Deotala,Khardda Deotala,Bijanbari and Bhowel lost the yield in the blaze. Sources said,in the morning a farmer had set fire to the dry stems of wheat that was left in his field after harvesting. The fire spread from there to neighbouring fields.
Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: April 4, 2013 3:17:11 am