Residents now worried about cyclone Lehar
Recent cyclones Phailin and Helen have severely hit the earnings of coconut growers in coastal districts like Srikakulam, East and West Godavari and Krishna. The two cyclones destroyed more than 110,000 coconut trees, resulting in an estimated loss of Rs 3.30 crore, according to government officials. Besides, crowns of thousands of coconut trees were damaged by heavy winds and now it would take more than a year for them to reach normal production. On average, a tree gives 300 nuts per year.