Question raised in the Rajya Sabha on damage to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms, 16/03/2018

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat stated that in the month of February, 2018 many states like Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and other Northern States had received rainfall and some States were hit by hailstorms. States have conducted assessment/survey on this calamity.

The State Governments are primarily responsible for taking immediate measures in the wake of all natural calamities. The Government of India supplements the efforts of the States with financial and logistic support.