Heavy rains in many areas of Malwa-Nimar and Bundelkhand, damage to crops
Bhopal (Hindustan Times). Unseasonal rains continued in Madhya Pradesh for the second consecutive day. Heavy rain and hail fell in many areas of Malwa-Nimar and Bundelkhand on Friday. This has caused huge damage to the crops. Hail has also fallen in Ghatigaon, Aaron Patai of Gwalior. Eight people have died due to lightning in Narmadapuram, Sagar, Betul, Raisen, Ashoknagar and Dhar districts.
Monsoon-like atmosphere has developed in Madhya Pradesh in the month of March. Presently six weather systems are active at different places. Due to their effect, most of the areas of the state are covered with clouds. Along with this, many districts including Sagar, Ashoknagar and Khargone received rain and hailstorm on Friday. Heavy rains occurred in Ujjain, Damoh’s Patharia, Dewas, Raisen, Agar-Malwa. Drizzle occurred in Jabalpur and Narmadapuram. Whereas, it was cloudy in Bhopal, Gwalior and Guna. In Niwari district, it rained with heavy thunder on Friday evening. This flooded the fields. Hail also fell in many villages.
In Raisen district’s Tehsil Gairtangaj, two people died due to lightning, while five people were injured. Rajpura resident Pappu (23) Sahu Atmaj Harcharan Sahu and Sodarpur resident Indrajeet (24) Atmaj Chandrahara Vishwakarma died due to lightning in the district on Friday amid bad weather. Apart from this, Sushil Atmaj Harcharan Sahu, 28, resident of Rajpura and Ajay Atmaj Dhansingh Rackwar, 22, resident of Sodarpur, Deepak Adivasi, Atmaj Leeladhar, 25, Chhotu Rackwar, Atmaj Guddu, 18, were injured. Budhulal Atmaj Bhogilal Khangar, 45, was referred to Raisen due to his critical condition.
There was hailstorm in about a dozen villages in Mungavali of Ashoknagar. This ruined the crops of the farmers. On the other hand, Indrapal Yadav (30) died in Barkhana village due to lightning. He was returning home from the farm. Was standing under the tree when the water was raging. Meanwhile, lightning struck the tree. When the rain stopped, people saw him and took him to the hospital.
Plum-sized hail fell for about 20 minutes in more than a dozen villages of Jaisinagar, Bina, Deori and Kesli in Sagar district. Hail fell in many villages including Semarkhedi, Nivoda, Rusalla, Berkheri Mafi, Bilakhna, Hinnaud, Hadkal Jain, Girol, Dehri, Bethni, Patti, Jodh in Bina area.
Okhla, Chainpura and Gavalanpati of Katkoot in Barwah area of Khargone district received heavy rains accompanied by strong thunderstorms. For some time hailstones equal to gram also fell in these areas. On Friday afternoon, heavy rains disrupted normal life for about two hours. There is news of damage to the cut wheat crops kept in the fields. Due to the rains, the water level in the Kanad river in the area has increased.
A tribal died due to lightning in Kesala block of Narmadapuram. Chhannulal Uike (55), who was working in the farm in Chanagadh village of Jhunkar panchayat, has been reported dead. He was working in the watermelon field at the time of the incident. The incident is being told between 3 to 4 pm.
In Dhar district on Friday evening, unseasonal rain accompanied by thunder and lightning has increased the problems of the farmers. At the same time, 33-year-old woman Meerabai wife Bharat, a resident of Majre Bandiyabagh of Gram Panchayat Shambhupada, died due to lightning. Both husband and wife were working on the farm. When the drizzle of rain started, both of them started coming home. The husband went some distance ahead. Then lightning struck the woman coming behind and she died on the spot. Later, the woman was brought to the Civil Hospital by 108 ambulance. Where the duty doctor declared him dead after examining him. On the information of the hospital, the police established a marg. On the other hand, there is a possibility of damage to the crops kept in the fields and the crops standing in the fields due to rain. The garlic kept by the traders near the shed in the vegetable market got wet.
From 8.30 am to 5.30 pm on Friday, 15 mm of rain was recorded in Ratlam, three in Raisen, one in Narsinghpur, 0.6 mm in Ujjain, 0.1 mm in Narmadapuram. Drizzle occurred in Jabalpur, Bhopal and Malajkhand. Heavy damage is expected to the crops standing and cut in the fields due to unseasonal storm and water. The weather remained bad throughout the day in the Malwa-Nimar region of the state. Since morning, there was light rain at some places including Jhabua, Ratlam, Mandsaur. At the same time, it rained in the afternoon at some places including Alirajpur. Hail also fell at some places. Due to this, where the crops standing in the fields got stuck, the cut crops got wet.
Gwalior- There was hailstorm on Friday afternoon in rural areas of Shivpuri, Datia and Gwalior of Chambal zone. At many places, the hail that fell for about 15 minutes covered the roads. For the past one week, the deteriorating weather at short intervals has increased the losses of the farmers. Agricultural scientist Dr. MK Bhargava says that at this time hailstorm is very harmful for the crop. Mustard crops including lentils, coriander are standing or cut in the fields of farmers, in which damage is expected.
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