Rain damages 123,000 hectares of crops across Maharashtra

Heavy rain this past week has caused serious damage to standing crops in 123,000 hectares across eight districts in Maharashtra. The vegetable prices are expected to rise both in the short and long term, according to experts. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more rains till the end of this week.

Officials of the state agriculture department said crop damage has been reported from the districts of Pune, Beed, Sangli, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gondia, Bhandara and Raigad. Standing crops of soyabean, cotton, paddy and vegetables have reported damage due to excess rain. In many parts, farmers have reported continuous water logging in their fields.

According to indianexpress.com¸ the rain has taken a heavy toll on the vegetable crops in Junnar and other areas of Pune district, which will have a short term and long term effect on prices.

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