India - Six more districts in Maha hit by rain; affected land increases to 4L ha

01.12.2023 191 views

Six more districts in Maharashtra have been hit by hailstorms and unseasonal rain, taking the count to 22 districts and increasing the area under crop damage by three times from 1,32,272 hectares to 3,93,325 hectares. The crop damage is expected to go up as reports from the western part of the district are still awaited.

The rise in the affected area will result in an increase in the financial burden for compensation on the state exchequer leading to a rise in the prices of onions and vegetables due to the shortage.

The State cabinet on Wednesday reviewed the crop damage due to hailstorms and unseasonal rain and decided to give compensation for crop loss on 3 hectares of land instead of the current 2 hectares.

As per the primary report, the cabinet was informed that the hailstorm had damaged 1,30,272 hectares of crops in 16 districts. But in the last 48 hours, rain hit six more districts and as per the report shared by the Chief Minister Office (CMO) on Thursday, around 3,93,325 hectares of crops have been damaged in 22 districts across the state.

Yawatmal district in Vidarbha region is most affected with 1,26,438 hectares damaged due to the unseasonal rain. The rains also hit areas in Hingoli, Sambhaji Nagar, Jalana, and Palghar districts. The damaged crop includes vegetables, grapes, onions, cotton, gram, and toor (pigeon pea). Besides, banana cultivation and crops of paddy, wheat, and chilly are also damaged in several districts.

“The areas affected by rain will increase further as the primary reports from districts like Solapur and Sangli are yet to come. The rise in the area affected by rain will result in the amount of compensation to be given to farmers. Besides that, the prices of some agricultural commodities like onion and vegetables will rise in the coming days due to short supply,” said an official from the agricultural department.

Leader of opposition in assembly Vijay Wadettiwar on Thursday visited rain-affected areas in Jalana and Buldhana district and met the farmers who lost their crops. Wadettiwar later demanded that the government should announce a loan waiver and electricity bill waiver scheme for farmers to give them some relief. “Farmers have lost their crops due to natural calamity, and their loan should be waived. There should not be any collection of electricity bills from farmers as they are not in a position to pay it,” said Wadettiwar.

Source -


Spain - Drought forces tropical fruit to broaden its horizons

The tropical fruit sector is exploring new growing areas to ensure the category's growth in the coming years, in the face of the severe and prolonged drought in several Spanish provinces. Two major specialist companies have set their sights on the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. A third is setting up in the Dominican Republic.


USA - New program launched to help New Hampshire farmers hit hard by severe weather

New Hampshire has launched a new program to help Granite State farmers who were hit hard by severe weather last year. Applications opened Friday for the new crop loss program aimed at mitigating losses from the crippling conditions of last year, when many farmers saw almost all of their crops get wiped out.


India - Yogi orders crop loss survey for farmer relief

Amid reports of crop losses due to unseasonal windy rains and hailstorms during the last two days in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday ordered an on-the-spot survey of the damages.


USA - 9 Oregon counties under disaster designation for weather-related crop loss

Nine Oregon counties are under a Secretarial natural disaster designation after the United States Department of Agriculture determined multiple weather events in 2023 led to crop losses, officials announced Friday.


India - Haryana's crops devastated by untimely rains and hailstorm

Heavy rainfall accompanied by hailstorms and strong winds have wreaked havoc on farmers in several districts of Haryana, including Rohtak, Sonepat, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Hisar, and parts of Jind. The untimely weather conditions have flattened and damaged crops such as wheat, barley, mustard, and gram, leaving farmers devastated.


India - Farm unions seek girdawari for crop loss as hailstorms lash many parts of Punjab

Farmer unions under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha today demanded that a special girdawari be conducted by the state government to assess the loss of crops suffered by farmers in hailstorms that lashed many parts of the state.


USA - Some drought-ridden counties in Iowa suffered losses

Overall corn and soybean production — Iowa’s two biggest row crops — held steady for the state in 2023. New data, however, reveals localized disparities in crop yields that are likely due to drought impacts.


India - Vegetable crops suffer 100% loss

Hailstorms with heavy rain and strong winds caused extensive damage to the standing wheat, mustard and vegetable crops. Experts said the actual losses would be known only after four to five days of the hailstorms. Vegetable crops have been damaged heavily in the region, causing 100 per cent damage.

istanbul escort şişli escort tbilisi escort şişli escort şişli escort maslak escort istanbul escort beşiktaş escort taksim escort izmir escort ümraniye escort mecidiyeköy escort şişli escort taksim escort ümraniye escort kartal escort şirinevler escort maltepe escort istanbul escort ümraniye escort kadıköy escort vip escort mersin escort istanbul escorts ataköy escort avcılar escort beylikdüzü escort okmeydanı escort şişli escort tuzla escort işitme cihazı sex shop sex shop sex shop sex shop sex shop sex shop sex shop sex shop