Environment

Hail hits Kakheti wine heartland

by | Jul 23, 2015
e6436aee592fb082855d9701bb08c35e

Heavy rain flooded houses in Kakheti (IPN)

Tbilisi, DFWatch – Hailstorm once again hit Telavi and Kvareli municipalities, heartland of Georgia’s grape growing and wine producing Kakheti region in Eastern Georgia, badly damaging famous vineyards, as well as watermelon and corn fields.

Locals in some villages claim they lost entire harvest and were actually bankrupt as having no capacity to repay agricultural bank credits.

In some areas the storm damaged over 60% of agriculture.

Locals also claim that anti-hail system, recently installed by the government with much fanfare, didn’t work.

At the same time, in the neighboring Gurjaani municipality dozens of households were flooded as the Akhasheni River swelled over its banks as a result of heavy rain.

Earlier this year government was speaking about the success of anti-hail missile systems, which helped to prevent damaging part of the harvest during a hailstorm. 

 



ads
ads
ads

No Comments, Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Browse our archive by date

December 2016
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031