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What impact could Cyclone Fani have on agricultural production in Orissa?

Posted by minteclimited on May 7, 2019 3:26:04 PM

Last Friday Cyclone Fani made landfall causing significant damage as it moved north towards Kolkata.

According to India's Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural production is the major contributor to the states economy, with over 76% of the total working population involved in agricultural activities.

Orissa is one of the largest producers of rice in India, accounting for approximately 10% of the county's total rice production.

The other main crops include:

  • jute
  • Oil seeds
  • Pulses
  • Coconut
  • Sugarcane
  • tea
  • cotton

According to the BBC the impact has not been as significant as previous cyclones, although this looks like one to watch over the coming days.

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