100 acres of ripe wheat gutted

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.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: April 4, 2013 3:17:11 am

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.

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