Pune : Over 1.10 lakh hectares of crop damaged across Maharashtra due to heavy rains

Flooding brought about by heavy downpour in the course of recent days has made harm around 1.10 lakh hectares of yield across Maharashtra, as per starting appraisals by the State Agriculture Department.

Yields like sugarcane, paddy, soybean, maize and cotton have announced the greatest hit, with the farming office dreading further ascent in the quantity of regions influenced as reports pour in from different pieces of the state.

Throughout the most recent couple of days, portions of the state have detailed incredibly substantial downpours with western Maharashtra areas of Kolhapur, Sangli and portions of Satara announcing gigantic annihilation. Practically all locale of Konkan, alongside the region of Parbhani in Marthawada, have likewise announced substantial misfortunes. In Vidarbha, Akola, Washim and Nagpur regions revealed enormous misfortunes.

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The state has announced more than 100 passings because of avalanches set off by weighty downpours in different parts since Thursday.

Early gauges showed that around 35,000 hectares of trimmed region, principally sugarcane, has been influenced by the downpours in Kolhapur. Essentially, 4,500 hectares of region in Sangli and 5,000 hectares in Pune have revealed misfortunes.

Konkan has seen greatest misfortunes in rice fields with most ranch land being submerged because of the precipitation.

“In numerous pieces of the express, the farming officials have not had the option to go to the fields because of far off regions being cut off from the principle region,” said a senior horticulture official. Indeed, the workplace of the agribusiness office in Kolhapur was likewise waterlogged because of downpours nearby, an authority added.

After a long drought, rainstorm has again resuscitated in Maharashtra, with 2118.9 mm precipitation being accounted for as of Saturday as against the season’s typical of 1486.2 mm. Pune recorded 548.2 mm of precipitation (as against season’s ordinary of 451.9 mm), Aurangabad 458.1 mm (278.2 mm), Amravati 434.6mm (333.1 mm) and Nagpur 515.7 mm (467.6 mm). At 241.0 mm as against the season’s typical of 308.9mm, just Nashik division detailed insufficient precipitation, which has added to the concern of the ranchers there.

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