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Maharashtra: Unseasonal Rains Hit Five Districts, CM Orders Assessment Of Crop Damage

Besides Thane and Palghar, several parts of Washim, Nashik and Aurangabad districts witnessed strong winds and rains, which damaged crops just when the harvest season is around the corner, the chief minister said.

Officials to conduct a survey to assess the loss of crops due to the heavy rainfall
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Unseasonal rains along with strong winds lashed at least five districts in Maharashtra, damaging standing crops just ahead of the harvest season, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday.

The chief minister took stock of the situation and directed officials to conduct panchnamas or assessments of the losses suffered by farmers, an official release said. Standing crops in several districts in the state were affected because of the unseasonal rains, it said.

Besides Thane and Palghar, several parts of Washim, Nashik and Aurangabad districts witnessed strong winds and rains, which damaged crops just when the harvest season is around the corner, the chief minister said. Speaking about the situation, Shinde said farmers should be given relief and confidence. He said the state government stands with the cultivators.

He directed the revenue department to immediately conduct panchnama of losses incurred by agriculturists. As per the forecast, unseasonal rains are expected in Mumbai, Thane and other districts in Maharashtra and the administration has been given directions to deal with the situation, he said.

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