Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli, Amethi on Saturday to meet farmers

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Rae Bareli and Amethi districts on Saturday and will meet farmers who have suffered crop losses due to recent untimely rain and hailstorm.

Centre to start disbursal of aid to hailstorm-hit farmers soon

After complete assessment of crops which were battered by hailstorms last year in the state, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the Centre would start providing financial help to the affected farmers soon.

Farmers commit suicide after rains devastate crops in UP

From Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to parts of Maharashtra, the unseasonal showers over the weekend have dashed the hopes of thousands or farmers forcing some of them to take their own lives.

Changing weather pattern in India

Changing weather pattern in India.

Rain, hailstorm hit Uttar Pradesh

Heavy rain and a hailstorm hit the Uttar Pradesh capital and others parts of the state Tuesday evening, ushering in a drop in the mercury level.

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm wreak havoc on cash crops in Nashik

Cash crops in several acres across seven tehsil towns in Nashik suffered heavy damages as unseasonal rains and hailstorm lashed the district pushing farmers into further distress.

Hailstorm, heavy rain bring relief to Delhiites

Residents of the national capital and adjoining suburbs finally got relief from the blistering heat Thursday as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the city. Some parts witnessed a hailstorm as well.

Hailstorm lashes Himachal; Rohtang Pass closed after fresh snow

Massive hailstorm and rains lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh throwing normal life out of gear and plummeting mercury upto 13 degree Celsius.

Widows of farmers and hailstorm hit farmers stage protest

Hundreds widows of farmers and hailstorm hit farmers staged a protest here on Thursday, to protest against the apathy of the Maharashtra state government and its bureaucrats towards their plight.

Financial aid given to hailstorm hit farmers, says Chavan

Refuting allegations of not rendering help to hailstorm affected farmers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said the state government has disbursed financial aid to them.

Crop damage by unseasonal rains, hailstorm a serious issue: HC

The Bombay High Court observed that unseasonal rains and hailstorms that wreaked havoc in several villages across Maharashtra since February this year was a serious issue.

Centre to give Rs 1,351 cr relief to hailstorm-hit Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh

The Centre will provide Rs 1,351 crore financial assistance to farmers affected by untimely rains and hailstorms in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, a government source said.

Maha govt package for hailstorm-hit farmers too late: BJP

The Maharashtra BJP unit on Thursday termed the state government`s decision to provide relief package to hailstorm-hit farmers as "too little too late."

Crop damage not to hit overall foodgrain output: Sharad Pawar

Crop damages in some states due to untimely rain will not have any impact on the overall foodgrain output this year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Wednesday.

Govt will provide maximum relief to hailstorm-hit farmers: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan 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.

Provide relief to hailstorm hit farmers in 5 days, says Munde

The BJP in Maharashtra today threatened to take to the streets if the state government failed to provide a relief package to hailstorm affected farmers within five days.

Centre to announce relief package for rain-hit MP, Maharashtra

The Centre is expected to announce on March 19 a package for Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra where extensive damage has been caused to crops by the unseasonal rain and hailstorm recently.

28 dead as rain, hailstorms lash Maharashtra

Unseasonal rains accompanied by severe hailstorms have left at least 28 people dead and over 100 others injured across Maharashtra in the past 10 days.

Crops on 12 lakh hec land damaged in rain, hailstorm: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said crops in an area spread over 12 lakh hectares suffered damages due to the recent untimely rain and hailstorm in the state.

Rain, hailstorms lash Maharashtra, 12 dead so far

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorms in 28 districts of Maharashtra claimed the lives of at least 12 people and caused widespread damage to crops, affecting nearly five million farmers, officials said Monday.