Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar has asked the farmers to protect their harvested crop in the wake of a thunderstorm and heavy rainfall warning issued for Marathwada and Konkan region till October 14.
The warning commences from tomorrow morning and will continue till October 14, said the minister.
“The Kharif season crops have been harvested and some farmers have kept it in the field itself. The rabi season sowing is in progress across Maharashtra.
“The heavy rains may damage the harvested crop leading to financial losses to the farmers hence they are advised to shift their produce to safer locations,” Fundkar said.
“I have been informed by the higher authorities in India Meteorological Department (IMD) in New Delhi about the possible thunderstorm. Marathwada is a foodgrain bowl of Maharashtra, so I decided to issue a warning for farmers,” he said.