Centre approves Rs 2,801 cr to UP hailstorm-hit farmers

The Centre on Friday approved Rs 2,801 crore for relief of hailstorm-affected farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

Heavy rains kill 31 in China

At least 31 people were killed and more than 1.42 million others affected due to heavy rains and hailstorms in the last one month in China's southwest Guizhou province, authorities said on Saturday.

Six killed after hailstorm lashes Bihar

Over six people were killed i in a hailstorm in Patna, Bhagalpur and Lakhisarai district of Bihar.

Rahul Gandhi to begin 3-day Amethi visit on May 18

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will pay a three-day visit to his Amethi parliamentary constituency beginning May 18, during which he will meet farmers affected by the recent untimely rain and hailstorm.

Govt to give fiscal aid of over Rs 59 cr to 2.75 lakh farmers

Around 2.75 lakh farmers have suffered severe crop damage due to heavy rainfall and hailstorm in West Bengal following which the government has decided to provide financial assistance of more than Rs 59 crore to the affected farmers.

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashes Salem

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm lashed Salem bringing down the temperature while trees were uprooted in Erode district, officials said today.

Akhilesh declares calamity in UP, seeks Rs 1,000 cr from PM

With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers.

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy nearly 50,000 hectares of crops

Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there.

Fresh rain, hailstorm lash Rajasthan

Moderate to heavy rain and hailstorm lashed several parts of Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, affecting normal life and increasing worries for farmers whose post-harvested crops have already been destroyed due to untimely rain last month, a MeT official said.

UP govt asks Centre to provide Rs 1,000 cr for rain-hit farmers
UP govt asks Centre to provide Rs 1,000 cr for rain-hit farmers

Uttar Pradesh government on Friday asked the Centre to immediately release Rs 1,000 crore as relief to farmers hit by untimely rains and hailstorm in the state.

Unseasonal rains damage 51-69% crops in Uttarakhand: Govt

Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have damaged 51 to 69 per cent of crops across Uttarakhand this year.

Higher compensation to those affected by hailstrom: Agriculture Ministry

 The Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday said higher compensation announced by the Prime Minister will be provided to farmers in those states where rabi crops were affected by recent hailstorms.

Farmer hangs self due to crop loss in Faizabad

Upset over crop loss due to untimely rains and hailstorm, a 60-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Milkipur tehsil of the district, police said today.

One dead in hailstorm in WB

One person was electrocuted after a hailstorm in Murshibad district of West Bengal on Saturday.

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.