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Farmers' crops destroyed in hailstorm in Delhi; be given compensation: Cong leader

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and former MLA has said that Thursday's hailstorm "severely destroyed" crops in and has sought compensation for farmers from the government.

The four-time said areas in outer Delhi, such as Najafgarh and Bawana blocks, faced heavy brunt of the hailstorm.

"Crops of lakhs of farmers have been completely destroyed, especially mustard crop. I appeal to the government and the to award compensation to these affected farmers," he said.

The senior added that the compensation was needed all the more as it was a wedding season, and so farmers would be even more financially stricken.

"It is a humanitarian issue, and both the government and the should look into it," Sharma said.

Heavy rains and hailstorm accompanied by strong winds lashed the city on Thursday and brought the mercury down by four to five notches.

Hailstorms hit several parts of Delhi and its adjacent areas, throwing life out of gear.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:05 IST
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