Hailstorm

  • Government will provide maximum relief to hailstorm-hit farmers: Prithviraj Chavan 19-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday assured that his government is committed to provide relief to hailstorm-hit farmers in the state and appealed to them not to take any "untoward decision" that could harm them. Chavan's statement comes in the wake of reports that several farmers have committed suicide...
  • CM demands Rs 5700 crore relief package for rain-hit farmers 13-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and sought a Rs 5,700 crore package for farmers in the state who suffered loss to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm. During the meeting, Chouhan apprised Shinde that houses, livestock and infrastructure including roads,...
  • Rains paralyse normal life in India, damage crops worth crores 12-03-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: Rains, hailstorm and snowfall across the country have paralysed normal life and destroyed crops worth crores. In Jammu and Kashmir, 10 people have been killed due to avalanches. Srinagar highway has been closed down due to heavy snowfall. It received more than one feet of snow affecting water...
  • Central team to assess crop damage caused by hailstorm 12-03-2014 08:02 PM

    A central team will arrive on a three-day visit from tomorrow to assess the extensive damage caused to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh, official sources said on Wednesday. In view of the central team's visit from March 13-15,State Chief Secretary, Antony DeSa held discussions with...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days 12-03-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • More trouble for farmers: Hailstorms, unseasonal rains hit crops 11-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Unseasonal rains and sudden hailstorms have destroyed crops in lakhs of acres of farmland in some states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab posing a threat to expected yields besides causing huge losses to farmers. Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were also affected even as state governments sought...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm damages Rabi crop 11-03-2014 08:51 AM

    Mumbai: Heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in several parts of Maharashtra have damaged thousands of hectares of Rabi crop. The government has now started a crop survey. Saikheda, Chandori, Karanjgaon, Tarulkhedale, Tamaswadi villages were the worst-affected. Pomegranate and grape cultivation in Satana has been virtually wiped out. Standing crops like...
  • Hailstorms continue in Maharashtra, unseasonal rains in the North 11-03-2014 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: Hailstorms continue to wreak havoc in Maharashtra. Damage to thousands of hectares of crop in the past two weeks is now giving rise to fears of price rise. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday said EC's permission will be sought to give financial assistance to affected farmers...
  • UPA government has no respect for federal structure: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 11-03-2014 08:20 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday accused the UPA Government of not respecting the federal structure and discriminating against the BJP-ruled state in providing relief to the farmers affected by recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm. He said the the Congress-led Government at the Centre has no regard...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan to stage sit-in on March 6 over farmers' cause 04-03-2014 04:00 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he and his Cabinet colleagues will stage a sit-in on March 6 during the bandh call given by the BJP to protest the Centre's apathy towards farmers affected by natural calamities. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no time to meet...
  • First hailstorm, now government apathy deepens farmers' woes 02-03-2014 07:57 AM

    Bhopal: Unseasonal rains accompanied by heavy hailstorms have ruined the standing Rabi crops in Madhya Pradesh on a large scale. Nearly 10,000 villages in the state have been affected by the sudden change in weather. Even as Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government has announced Rs 2000 crore relief package for those...
  • Rajasthan CM announces relief package for farmers after hailstorm 28-02-2014 09:25 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday announced a relief package for farmers hit by crop damage due to hailstorm over the past three days in the state. Affected farmers from 21 districts will get Rs 4,500 per hectare for non irrigated land and Rs 9,000 per hectare for...
  • Farmers worst hit by rains, hailstorm will get wheat at Re 1/kg: CM 28-02-2014 02:47 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that wheat at Rs 1 per kg will be provided for eight months to farmers who have suffered over 50 per cent crop-loss due to rain and hailstorm in the state. The Chief Minister who visited hailstorm-affected Rehti, Nasrullahganj and Ashta including...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Six dead in unseasonal rains in 48 hours 04-04-2013 09:56 AM

    Hyderabad: Six persons have died in unseasonal rain in Andhra Pradesh in the past 48 years. Twenty-three persons have also been injured as rain and hailstorms hit Telangana and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh. The other majorly affected districts include Hyderabad, RangaReddy, Nizamabad and Medak. The rainfall caused crop damages...
  • Temperature in North India may dip further from Feb 7: MeT department 05-02-2013 01:36 PM

    The national capital has been witnessing heavy rains for two consecutive days now. ...
  • Winter chill grows with rains in North India 07-01-2012 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: Friday proved to be the coldest day of the year in many parts of North India. In Delhi, the maximum temperature plummeted to the season's lowest of 16.9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature, however, was 12.4 degrees. The city also experienced rain and a hailstorm. The Met department...
  • CJ: Freak weather, fuming farmers 22-03-2007 04:44 PM

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