New Delhi: A Central team will leave for Maharashtra tomorrow to assess the damage caused by drought in large parts of the state, Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh told Lok Sabha today, assuring members that assistance from the Centre will soon follow.
Accusing Rajasthan government of working against the interests of farmers, a Congress MLA Saturday alleged irregularities in assessing damage to crops in his constituency in Jalore district during the last Kharif crops season.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tuesday said unseasonal rains and hailstorm caused extensive damage to crops in Madhya Pradesh with the farmers suffering a loss of about Rs 13,000 crore as per the reports receiving from various districts.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned Thursday for half-an-hour following ruckus by Opposition Congress during the Question Hour for holding discussion on the issue of hailstorm and frost affected crops hitting farmers.
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central Warehousing Corporation(CWC), on the issue of damage to over 3,000 quintals of wheat worth Rs 3.5 crore, due to rains at Vadodara railway station last week.