According to reports from district headquarters, cash crops like wheat, grapes, pomegranates, onion and chillies nearing harvest, were extensively destroyed in the heavy rains in the district since last two days.

The areas where farmers are severely hit include Niphad, Malegaon, Yeola, Nandgaon and Devla tehsils. Several animals including sheep, goats and hens were also killed due to hailstorm in Yeola.
Top Revenue department officials including Revenue Commissioner  Eknath Davale has asked Tehsildars and sub-divisional-officers to submit a proper report on crop damages as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister of State for Cooperation, Dada Bhuse on Saturday visited rain and hailstorm-hit Malegaon, Chandvad and Devla talukas and spoke to affected farmers ensuring them early relief from the state government.

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