[email protected]: Crop concerns as unseasonal rain, hailstorm hit Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra

February 12
15:06 2018

Unseasonal hailstorm and heavy showers witnessed in parts of Maharashtra damaged various crops. Dhule, Nandurbar, Beed and Jalna districts saw the untimely spell of rain and hailstorm.

Crops like wheat, orange and grapes were severely damaged in some areas. The India Meteorological Department had issued an advisory that hailstorm-like situation may develop over parts of Maharashtra. Following  th IMD advisory, the Maharashtra government had urged farmers to prepare for untimely rains and hailstorm.

The spell also prompted Maharashtra government to announce a compensation to farmers for farmers.

Watch Manisha Gupta, Commodities Editor, CNBC-TV18 explain the crop concerns due to unexpected rain in parts of the country.

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