MH-HAILSTORM-GOVT(Bes14) - Hailstorms: Maha seeks Rs 200 crore in aid from Centre
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Mumbai, Feb 14 (PTI) With hailstorms causing extensive damage to crops in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions earlier this week, the Maharashtra government has demanded Rs 200 crore from the Centre for providing aid to farmers.
State Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar said here that hailstorms have affected crops over two lakh hectares.
"Most of the panchnama (inspection) reports of affected crops have been done on February 11 and 12. So far we have ascertained that crops on about two lakh hecta ...