Heavy rains battered Mahadevpur mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally causing huge losses to the chilli farmers. Tens of acres of chilli crops were flooded. The farmers urged the state government to assess the crop loss and help them by paying MSP (Image Source: Twitter)
WARANGAL: Because of the low pressure that is formed at an altitude of 0.9 km above sea level from north Telangana to south Konkan and its surrounding area through Rayalaseema, Telangana and Vidarbha, heavy to moderate rains accompanied by gusty winds and hail storms occurred at several places on Friday night across the erstwhile Karimnagar and Warangal districts.
When the rains brought some relief to people living in urban areas it caused worries to the paddy, mango and chilli farmers living in rural areas.
In the Karimnagar district, heavy rains with hail storms occurred in Ramadagu, Gangadhara, Bhimaram, Manakondur and Choppadandi mandals, causing huge losses to the farmers.
The areas of Chandurthi, Rudrangi, Yellareddypet and Boinapally mandals witnessed heavy rains with gusty winds in the Rajanna Sircilla district.
The power supply was interrupted at several places in both districts. The hopes of mango farmers of Jagtial district who were expecting more profits with high prices this season were dashed with many mangoes falling to the ground due to the heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds.
In the erstwhile Warangal district, heavy rains battered Mahadevpur mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally causing huge losses to the chilli farmers. Tens of acres of chilli crops were flooded. The farmers urged the state government to assess the crop loss and help them by paying MSP. Parts of Mulugu, Warangal and Jangaon districts also witnessed moderate rains with gusty winds.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department issued an orange alert to Rajanna Sircilla, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Warangal and Jangaon districts and predicted that there would be the possibility of heavy to moderate rains along with gusty winds with 30 to 40 kmph speed, hail storms, thunderbolts and lightning in the respective districts for the next two days.