New Delhi: The unseasonal rains have taken a heavy toll on human life. In 18 states of the country, rain and hail have hit the ready crops of wheat, gram and mustard. Hail fell at isolated places in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In UP’s Sonbhadra, 5 people have died due to overflowing drains due to heavy rains. Among those who died, there are three people of the same family including mother and daughter. The bodies of the dead have been mutilated as they fell down the hill with the water of the drain. It is being told that these people had gone to collect wood in the forests, during which they got caught in the overflowing drain due to heavy rains.
Thousands of hectares of farmers’ crop wasted
On the other hand, the unseasonal storm has given the biggest injury to the food provider of the country. It is raining heavily from north to south. Thousands of hectares of ready standing crops have been ruined due to rain and hailstorm in many states. The wheat crop in the fields was getting ready for harvesting, but the rain has also mixed the wheat crop with the soil, due to which the farmer is looking helpless in every situation.
Where-where rain and hail alert?
Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh.
According to the Meteorological Department, Uttar Pradesh in the next 24 hours, UttarakhandThunderstorm, lightning, storm and hailstorm very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh. Also on March 20, there is a possibility of rain with hail in West UP, Uttarakhand and East Rajasthan.
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in view of the unseasonal rain meteorological department Has also issued an alert for the farmers. The Meteorological Department has asked farmers to stop harvesting crops for now. The Meteorological Department has advised the farmers of Punjab and Haryana not to harvest the mustard crop yet. Also, farmers of Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh, UP, Bihar have been advised not to harvest wheat, mustard and pulses for now. On the other hand, in the hilly states, the Meteorological Department has asked to make arrangements to protect apple, pear, plum and peach orchards in Himachal Pradesh-Uttarakhand from hail.