Unseasonal Rain, Hail Batter Standing Crops in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh | Read

PUBLISHED ON: February 14, 2018 | Duration: 2 min, 37 sec

  
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Unseasonal rain and hailstorm over the last couple of days have caused heavy damage to crops in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. While bad weather has mostly affected horticulture crops in the Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra, rabi crops like wheat and gram have been impacted in about eight districts of Madhya Pradesh. Both the states have ordered an assessment of the damage caused to standing crops.In Maharashtra, the worst affected districts include Beed, Jalna, Osmanabad, Latur, Nanded, Parbhani, Hingoli, Dhule, Nandurbar and Aurangabad districts. In Jalna district alone, almost 95% of land in about 175 villages growing grapes and sweet lime has been badly affected.
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