Unseasonal rain and hailstorms have damaged crops in 22 districts of Maharashtra, increasing the area under damage by three times and leading to a rise in vegetable prices. The state cabinet has decided to increase compensation for crop loss and is awaiting reports from additional districts. The Yawatmal district in Vidarbha region is most affected, with 126,438 hectares of crops damaged. The rise in affected areas is expected to result in a higher financial burden for compensation and a shortage of onions and vegetables in the market. The leader of the opposition has demanded a loan and electricity bill waiver for affected farmers.