Crops on 19 lakh ha in western Vidarbha affected by rains:Report

Crops on 19 lakh ha in western Vidarbha affected by rains:Report Amravati, Nov 10 (PTI) Crops on an area of 19 lakhhectares in western Vidarbha in Maharashtra have beendestroyed due to October rains, affecting over 17 lakhfarmers, a preliminary report on crop loss had stated.

As per the report of the divisional commissioner, thiscomprises 3.51 lakh hectares in Amravati, 3.23 lakh hectaresin Akola, 4.86 lakh ha in Yavatmal, 5.51 lakh ha in Buldhana,and 2.79 lakh ha in Washim, officials said.

They said crop loss survey in these districts is inits final stages and the report is likely to be submitted onWednesday. PTI CORBNM BNM