29 Oct : The cyclone, "Rashmi", which lashed some parts of the north-east on Sunday and Monday, destroyed paddy crops in two districts of Mizoram. Champhai district bordering Myanmar was the worst hit.
Reports reaching Aizawl on Wednesday said 40 families out of around 200 jhummias in the district, lost all paddy crops before ready to harvest in Champhai district’s Hmunhmeltha village.
Thirty other families in South Sabual village of Mamit district bordering Tripura also lost all standing paddy crop.Another 26 families lost more than half of their paddy due to the rain and cyclone, the village council president H C Kaptluanga said, adding that the villagers thought they would be self-sufficient this year.
The cyclonic storm also caused landslides and road blockades in many parts of the state, reports added.