Incessant rains, hailstorm and strong winds have caused heavy damage to crops here. Since Friday, 9,400 farmers have been affected, with Sinnar the worst-hit.

Incessant rains, hailstorm and strong winds have caused heavy damage to crops here. Since Friday, 9,400 farmers have been affected, with Sinnar the worst-hit. This is for the fourth time in a fortnight that bad weather is hitting crops. The bout of rains that began on Thursday continued through Friday and Saturday. Crops like pomegranate, gram, onion, grapes and maize were washed out. According to collectorate assessment, Nashik district saw 400mm of rainfall between Thursday and Friday. Nashik received the highest (78 mm) rainfall, followed by Sinnar (42mm), Kalwan (40mm) and Niphad 41mm. “Rabbi crop has been hit the worst, with grapes, onion, wheat, pomegranates and others being damaged severely,” said district collector Jiteendra Kakuste. Five bullocks and one cow died when lightning hit them. Tehsil Villages affectedNashik 10Kalwan 19Dindori 51Chandwad 10Trimbak 5Sinnar 23Niphad 24

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Heavy rains damage crops in Nashik, over 9,000 farmers hit