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Excess Rain-No Wedding, Maharashtra Farmers Forced to Postpone Marriages of Daughters After Crop Losses

Public Lokpal
October 19, 2021

Excess Rain-No Wedding, Maharashtra Farmers Forced to Postpone Marriages of Daughters After Crop Losses


New Delhi: Crop losses due to excess rainfall during the monsoon season this year have forced some farmers in the Vihamandva area here in Maharashtra to postpone the marriages of their daughters.

Rains subsided in the area about a fortnight back, but farmers are still unable to enter their inundated fields and they have expressed apprehensions that the sowing of Rabi crops will now get delayed.

Vihamandva circle, located about 80 km from the Aurangabad district headquarters on the north side of the Godavari river in Paithan tehsil, which was till now a drought-prone area, received 241.9 per cent rain this year.

As against the average expected rainfall of 564.6 mm, the area recorded a 1,365.9 mm downpour, according to the revenue department.

Farmers were expecting a good yield of crops like soybean, cotton and pigeon pea, but there was an excessive downpour last month when the crops were almost ready to be harvested.

A number of cultivators are now facing financial woes due to crop damage following the rains.