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Untimely rains in Maharashtra damage crops in 1 lakh ha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Untimely rains and hailstorm have caused damage to the rabi (winter) crops in over 1 lakh hectare in Maharashtra, especially in and regions, a senior said today.

"We have received a report from About 1.08 lakh hectare has been damaged due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm," the told

Much of the damage has been reported in parts of and Vidarbha, he said, adding that the rabi crops - chana and wheat - have been hit.

This is just a preliminary assessment of the damage, the full report is yet to be received from the state government, he said

Besides Maharashtra, the said, there were reports of some damage to rabi crops in

The rabi crops will be ready for harvest from next month. In some states like Gujarat, wheat harvesting has begun.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:10 IST