Unxpected rains also prompted Maharashtra government to announce a compensation to farmers for farmers.
Unseasonal hailstorm and heavy showers witnessed in parts of Maharashtra damaged various crops. Dhule, Nandurbar, Beed and Jalna districts saw the untimely spell of rain and hailstorm.
Crops like wheat, orange and grapes were severely damaged in some areas. The India Meteorological Department had issued an advisory that hailstorm-like situation may develop over parts of Maharashtra. Following th IMD advisory, the Maharashtra government had urged farmers to prepare for untimely rains and hailstorm.
The spell also prompted Maharashtra government to announce a compensation to farmers for farmers.