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3:11 pm - Wednesday November 23, 4749

State’s 99 villages of 5 districts affected by hailstorm

Bhopal : Hailstorm on Thursday night has affected 99 villages of 5 districts of the state. The hailstorm has damaged the crops of 60 hectare area. In the primary assessment loss of Rs. 150 crore has been estimated.

Concerned District Collectors have been directed to initiate action under the provisions of Prime Minister Crop insurance scheme in the next 72 hours. Principal Secretary Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare Dr. Rajesh Rajora has informed that hailstorm has caused damage to the crops of 29 villages of Gwalior, 10 of Bhind, 27 of Datia, 11 of Mandsaur and 12 of Neemuch districts. Moreover, 30.01 mm rainfall in Gwalior, 20.3 mm in Morena, 27.9 mm in Bhind, 26.8 mm in Datia and 16 mm rainfall in Shivpuri has been registered. Beside this less than 4 mm rainfall is registered in Rewa, Burhanpur, Bhopal, Guna, Betul, Sehore, Hoshangabad, and Satna which is generally good for the crops at this time. The concerned district collectors have been instructed to intimate insurance companies within 72 hours through notification as per the Prime Minister Crop Insurance guidelines as hailstorm is covered as localised risk and there is a provision of joint survey.

Posted in: Madhya Pradesh

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