Deadly Wheat Disease Enters India Through Porous Bangladesh Border
It's not just smuggling - if currency and cattle - that plagues the porous India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal. In Murshidabad and Nadia districts, a deadly fungal infection that affects wheat and is capable of wipe out the entire harvest of a nation, has entered India. Last year, the disease had badly affected Bangladesh and now in West Bengal, 800 hectares of standing crop had to be burnt. Several farmers find it difficult to burn down crop that are almost ready for harvest. But it is vital to contain the disease.