Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore visited Jaipur district and adjoining areas to carry out a field survey of the Rabi crop that has been damaged by unseasonal rains over the past month.
Heavy unseasonal downpour lashed several parts of Nashik on Friday night further damaging rabi crop wheat and seasonal fruits.
At least 678 kutcha houses of tribals have been damaged in Odisha`s Koraput and Rayagada districts due to incessant rain for the last three days.
The Supreme Court Monday declined to restrain the government from going ahead with the open field trials of the GM crops for the coming rabi season.
Wheat procurement in Haryana has touched the all-time high level of 73.13 lakh tonnes this season on the back of bumper crop.
Worried over the impact of monsoon failure, the Centre has convened a meeting of the State Agriculture Ministers on Friday to chalk out plans for salvaging losses in Kharif production.
Major earthquake rattles Nepal, India
Day in Pics: 27th April
Showbiz World - April 27, 2015