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Mumbai, Nov 28 – Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has instructed district collectors and officials to assess the damage caused by unseasonal rains in the past 24 hours and initiate the ‘panchanama’ process for the affected crops.

Addressing the media, Shinde acknowledged the impact of strong winds and hailstorms on standing crops in various districts of the state. He emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting farmers and assured that assessments would be conducted promptly.

“This government is for the farmers, and we stand with them. I have directed the immediate initiation of ‘panchnamas,’ and the reports should be sent to the state government without delay,” stated Shinde.

Unseasonal rains have wreaked havoc in districts including Nandurbar, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Jalna, Hingoli, Nanded, Beed, Parbhani, and Vidarbha. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted additional rainfall in these areas over the next 48 hours.