Hailstorm strikes North Maharashtra onion belt

The hailstorm that occurred on Monday and Tuesday in Nashik and Dhule districts has washed out large parts of the onion crop, also badly damaging grape and pomegranate crop in north Maharashtra. Parts of Nashik and Dhule. The two districts are known for onion production in India. The summer onion was scheduled to be plucked by the end of this month. However, the hailstorm and unseasonal rainfall have destroyed the crop.

The Maharashtra government is busy countering a concerning spike in COVID-19 cases in the state as well looking at administrative problems. Meanwhile, the local and national media is keeping itself busy talking about sensational topics like officers’ letters. According to newsclick.in¸ the plight of Nashik and Dhule’s farmers rarely gets any space in the media.


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