Maharashtra: Farmland under water, crop loss feared in over 34,000-35,000 hectares


While standing crop of paddy, sugarcane and soyabean in Jalgaon and Dhule have been affected, a final figure with the cumulative crop loss across affected districts will be available once the water levels recede and the surveys are completed.

Farmers are staring at massive crop loss as floods inundate swathes of farmland in the flood-affected regions of Maharashtra. According to initial surveys by the state Agriculture Department, farmers in the state may face crop loss across 34,000-35,000 hectares in the five districts of Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Dhule and Jalgaon.


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