The rabi crops andhorticulture orchards on 7,033 hectares land in five districts ofthe Marathwada region have been damaged by hailstorm.
Rabi crops like wheat, gram, jowar and vegetables besidesholiculture orchards on several hectare lands were damaged due toaverage 1.24 mm of hailstorm on Tuesday. According to the preminarlry reports released on damages gathered bythe respective district adminstration in the region stated that 13talukas in five districts out of total 76 in the region have beenaffected due to the hailstorm that lashed for the third consecutiveday on Tuesday, sources in the divisional commissioner's office saidhere on Wednesday. The report further said that out of total 10,624 hectares land including non-irrigated, irrigated and horticulture, crops on 7,033hectares land, that is more than 33 per cent, were damaged by hailstorm.
Parbhani was the most afftecd district in the region.
Apart from the damage to the crops, three people were injured andfive domestic animals were killed in hailstorm, sources added.
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