Politicians visit rain-hit farms to assess crop loss in M’wada

  • | Friday | 1st December, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Different leaders from the ruling and opposition parties on Thursday visited farms in the rain-affected areas of Marathwada, amid a growing demand for immediate official help.Jalna guardian minister Atul Save visited the sweet lime and pomegranate cultivation areas of Bhokardan and Badnapur talukas in Jalna to assess the damage with district administration officials. The state cabinet on Wednesday announced that it would offer immediate help to all affected farmers. The district administration has been asked to carry out panchanamas and submit a report as soon as possible, he said.Omraje Nimbalkar, Shiv Sena (UBT) Dharashiv MP, said the unseasonal rain had put at least 25 revenue circles in his constituency into an agrarian crisis. The rain destroyed pigeon pea, sorghum, onion, sugar cane, grape farms and papaya orchids. The affected farmers must get immediate help without any procedural delays, the MP said. Sanjay Bansode, guardian minister of Parbhani, also visited the rain-hit areas in the district.Among other leaders, leader of opposition in state legislative council Ambadas Danve paid a visit to the affected areas in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Jalna and Buldhaba districts We also published the following articles recentlyUnseasonal rain destroys fruits, vegetables in several areas of distUnseasonal rainfall in Pune district has damaged grapes, pomegranates, and mango plantations in Khed, Junnar, Ambegaon, and Shirur tehsils. Preliminary assessment shows that crops on 11,000 hectares have been damaged. Onion, potato, vegetables, and fruits plantations have also been severely affected. The Maharashtra State Grapes Association reports that hundreds of acres of grapes in Junnar tehsil have been affected, with diseases such as downy mildew and fungus expected in the coming weeks. Farmers are demanding quick inspection and compensation for the damage.Mumbai, adjoining areas receive light rainMonday morning in Mumbai began with light rains and overcast skies. The IMD recorded a light drizzle in some areas between Sunday night and Monday morning. The rainfall in the last 24 hours at the IMD observatories was 6 mm in Colaba and 2 mm in Santa Cruz. The IMD has predicted light to moderate thundershowers for today. The weather bureau issued a nowcast warning around 11 am, indicating light spells of rain likely to occur in Mumbai, Thane & Raigad districts.Delhi Air Pollution: As gloom continues to surround Delhi, rain only immediate hopeDelhi experienced severe air pollution on Sunday with an average AQI of 396, falling in the "very poor" category. Specific areas like Ashok Vihar, Jahangirpuri, and Wazirpur recorded even worse air quality with AQI values of 450, 461, and 468 respectively. The weather department forecasts the possibility of light rain on Sunday night and Monday, which may provide some relief. However, the IITMs air quality early warning system predicts that Delhi will continue to experience "very-poor" air quality from 27.11.2023 to 29.11.2023. The dominant surface wind direction is expected to be northeast with speeds ranging from 4-16 kmph.

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