Hailstorms and unseasonal rainfall have damaged standing crops covering over 99,381 hectares in 17 districts of Maharashtra. According to preliminary estimates, the loss is over 300,000-400,000 hectares in Gujarat state.

In Gujarat, State Agriculture Minister Raghavji Patel said the government authorised a state-wide survey to analyse crop damage and once the report is received impacted farmers will be compensated in accordance with State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) guidelines.

According to the preliminary estimates, over 99,381 hectares of crops were damaged in Maharashtra and the damaged crops include grapes, cotton, soyabean and other agricultural yield. CM Shinde asked the collectors of the respective states to order the local administrations to conduct the panchnama of the hailstorm-affected farms on an urgent basis.

Source: newindianexpress.com