Rains lash parts of Rajasthan, crops damaged
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 14:06
  
Jaipur/Bundi: Rains triggered by western disturbance continued to lash parts of Rajasthan, damaging crops in many villages of Bundi district.

Heavy showers coupled with hailstorms lashed Bundi district last night damaging crops of wheat, mustard, coriander seeds and lentils.

Hailstorm lashed several villages including Sukhpura, Gothera, Mandi, Bhagwanipura, Tokera, Panch ki Bawari of Hindoli sub-division last evening following which standing crop was damaged in these villages, Mandi village Sarpanch Bhuribai said.

Hindoli MLA Prabhulal Saini has demanded a survey of the damage caused to the crop by the rains and appropriate compensation for affected farmers.

Bundi Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Amanulla Khan said that the revenue officials have been asked to estimate the loss due to untimely thundershowers.

Reports of hailstorm and showers also came in from Hindoli, Nainwa, Lekhari and Bundi sub-divisions of the district. The thundershowers damaged the crops of mustard and coriander seeds in Kankala, Utarana, Budhala and many villages of Lekhari sub-division last evening, officials said.

Similarly, damage to the extent of 60 to 70 percent is feared caused by the evening spell in Kalayanpura, Sadara, Fathapura, Jaitpur, Talwas, Suri, Karwar, Jhakmund and dozen other villages in the Nainwa sub division.

Former MLA from Nainwa, Harimohan Sharma, has demanded compensation for affected farmers.

Rains were also received at places like Bharatpur, Pilani, Dholpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Sikar, Kota, Sawaimadhopur. Sikar recorded a maximum rainfall of 28 mm, the MeT department today said.

While, a few other places in Karauli, Dausa, Tonk, Sawaimadhopur, Bundi, Bhilwara, Sikar and Bikaner districts witnessed heavy rainfall and hail last night.

Meanwhile, some parts of the desert state recorded minimum temperatures between 10.2 deg C to 15.6 deg C, MeT department said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 14:06


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