Fire News in Nagpur: A fire has taken place in the Kalmana Agricultural Produce Market Committee Nagpur area of Nagpur. The incident took place around two o’clock in the midnight. Red chili worth crores of rupees kept in a shed has been burnt in this fire. Because of this, farmers and traders have suffered a huge financial loss. Meanwhile, after a few hours of efforts, the fire has been brought under control. But after this fire incident, anger has arisen among the traders against the market committee administration.
Big financial hit
It was around two o’clock in the middle of the night. Due to the fierceness of the fire, within a short time red chillies worth crores of rupees kept in a shed got burnt. Farmers and traders have been hit hard by this. Meanwhile, as soon as the incident was reported, the fire brigade was immediately called. However, the Nagpur Kalmana Agricultural Produce Market Committee is at the gates of Nagpur. By the time the fire engines reached there, the fire was already raging. In this, the red chilli kept by the traders got burnt. At present, the fire brigade has managed to control the fire. However, traders have been hit hard financially.
Farmers should pay compensation, board members demand
Traders have informed that chillies worth crores of rupees have been burnt in a fire at Kalmana Agricultural Produce Market Committee in Nagpur. According to the information given by the director of the market committee, the electricity work was done in the shed that caught fire yesterday (November 23). As the work was incomplete, it is estimated that the fire may have started due to a short circuit around 2 am. Meanwhile, the chillies that got burnt in the fire belonged to the farmers. Therefore, the members of the board of directors have demanded that the administration of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee should compensate the farmers who were damaged in the fire. The incident of fire is very unfortunate. There was no loss of life in this. However, the members of the board of directors have informed that four to five thousand sacks of red chillies have been burnt. A preliminary estimate of the loss is yet to be received from traders. The members have also informed about the loss of around 15 to 17 crore rupees. However, the fire department officials have informed that more than 40 traders’ chilli stock has been burnt.
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