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Maharashtra: Unseasonal Rains, Hailstorm Injuries Vidarbha Crops; IMD Projects Additional Rainfall In The Area

The Vidarbha area of Maharashtra was slammed by heavy rains, strong winds, and hailstorms on Saturday, which caused several crops, including cotton, wheat, gram, and tur, to get flattened. The unusual weather was forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which also issued a “yellow alert” for Sunday.

Since the fields are still wet, a revenue officer from the Wardha district said that state authorities would evaluate the damage shortly. According to the meteorological authority, there are “51 to 75 percent chances” of thunderstorms and rain on Sunday in a few specific locations around the area.

The rain and wind caused crops including cotton, wheat, gram, and tur (pigeon peas) to become flattened. Since the fields are now wet, state revenue authorities will shortly analyze the damage, the official said, as reported by news agency PTI.

The IMD predicts that the area will have additional rain and thunderstorms, which raises the possibility of more crops being harmed. Many of the farmers in the area are concerned about their crops as a result of the forecast of “51 to 75 per cent chances” of rainfall.

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