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Govt hikes acreage for compensation due to hailstorm, orders survey

Farmers in Maharashtra affected by a recent hailstorm will be compensated for crop loss on up to 3 hectares of land instead of the current 2 hectares. The agriculture and revenue departments will also conduct a joint survey to assess the damage caused by the storm. The hailstorm damaged 1,30,272 hectares of crops in 18 districts, with crops like grapes, vegetables, and onions suffering considerable damage. The government is facing criticism for not doing enough to address the ongoing farm crisis.

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Updated on Nov 30, 2023 06:46 AM IST

Essay: On natural disasters and climate writing

All the romanticisation with unseasonal rains shouldn’t make us forget that climate change wreaks havoc through heatwaves, forest fires, floods and flash rains

A hail storm in New Delhi on May 14, 2020 (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 05:04 PM IST
ByDeepansh Duggal

Inclement weather hits paddy arrivals, harvest in Punjab

Experts say the harvest pushed back at least by 10 days as slushy fields will hamper the combine harvester’s movement

Farmers cover paddy grains with tarpaulins at the Bhagtanwala Grain Market in Amritsar on Monday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 08:46 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi, Bathinda

Punjab: Farmers, experts worried as rain could delay paddy harvest by fortnight

State agriculture director Jaswant Singh seeks report from all districts to assess impact on crop health, yield; assures affected growers of all assistance

Procurement at a standstill as workers cover a heap of paddy at the grain market in Bathinda after rain on Monday morning. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Hailstorm in Kulgam, Shopian damages harvest-ready apple

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain and snow in Jammu and Kashmir over the next two days

Residents said the hailstorm damaged the apple fruit which was ready for harvesting. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 05:24 AM IST
By, Srinagar
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