Unseasonal Rains in Maharashtra 2021: The farmers of Maharashtra were yet to recover from the ravages of August-September floods and excessive rains that the unseasonal rain has once again increased their tension. Similarly, farmers have suffered massive losses. The rains since the last two days have damaged soybean, cotton, tur and onion cultivation. Soybean is on the verge of destruction.
The farmers of Chandrapur say that the monsoon season in the district ends by the end of September. This time also it was believed to be the same. But now, in October also the devastation has started.
Unseasonal Rains in Maharashtra 2021
In Korpana, Gadchandur of Chandrapur district, the loss of soybean farming has been more. The crop has turned black. The soybean crop was completely ready. Most of the farmers had also started harvesting it. It was expected that it would give good profits to the farmers on Diwali. Soybean procurement had also begun in some places. But due to the arrival of unseasonal rains at harvesting, the soybean crop has halved. Farmers are worried about what to do now.
Damage to cotton in Akola
In the Akola district of Maharashtra, cotton and tur crops have suffered a lot due to rain. This year the yield of tur and cotton was good. But the rain dashed the hopes of the farmers. Cotton has broken and fallen due to hail. On the other hand, farmers say that only 30 per cent of the soybean crop has been harvested in the present situation. In such a situation, there has been a loss of lakhs due to rain.
Compensation was announced last week only.
The Maharashtra government announced a package of Rs 10,000 crore on October 12 to provide relief to farmers suffering from floods and heavy rains this year. Because till September, heavy rains and floods had damaged more than 55 lakh hectares of crops in the state. Many districts, including Marathwada, soybean, cotton, sugarcane, maize and horticulture crops, especially onions, suffered heavy damage. Now the unseasonal rains have again created trouble for both the farmers and the government.