India: Unseasonal rainfall, hailstorm significant harm to harvests in Madhya Pradesh, Dewas
Severe storms and thunderstorms on Thursday in the Dewas region of Madhya Pradesh induced enormous damage to crops.
Unseasonal rainfall in the villages between Kannod and Khategaon caused serious damage to crops, especially wheat and pulse croplands, confirmed Neelam Singh Chauhan, Agriculture Officer, Dewas.
“The extent of the problem to the crop is not yet understood. They have ordered authorities to go to the villages and survey the damage,” ANI said.
He also claimed that the roofs from several buildings in these villages had collapsed due to heavy rainfall, and the snowstorms had struck the villages of Sundrel, Borani, Manjipura, and several others, which had caused these areas to be covered by a dense sheet of ice.
Elsewhere, thunderstorms and cool wind followed by light rains reached Delhi and the Regional government Region (NCR) on Thursday.
The rain has struck many places of Delhi-NCR, including Hauz Khas, Lodhi Road, RK Puram, Paharganj, Rohini. An intense thunderstorm, coupled with a thunderstorm, was also experienced in the isolated countries of Noida and Haryana and Punjab.
Nevertheless, the resultant decrease in temperature and precipitation is expected to reduce the number of harmful particles in the air, giving some respite to Delhi, where the Air Quality Index reported 407 at 4 p.m. on Thursday. A 407 AQI is deemed to be ‘ extreme. ‘
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that cold winds will persist in the National Capital Region caused by heavy snowfall in the Himalayas.
Rashel Community in the districts of Lahaul-Spiti and Shimla in Himanchal Pradesh received heavy snowfalls. Temperatures have dropped significantly in J&K due to precipitation in the state.