The bountiful rains in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra have also introduced in its share distress to the farmers with crops this sort of as Moong, Urad and Toor dal experiencing pests attacks primary to main crop losses.
Vidarbha is situated in jap Maharashtra, and it borders Madhya Pradesh in the north and Chhattisgarh in the east.
In Akola district alone almost 90 per cent of the moong (eco-friendly gram) crop planted around 21,989 hectares have been misplaced because of to attacks by sucking pests and plant viruses. The sucking pests bore holes in the plant, which makes it vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections by viruses. Urad has also been planted around 15,383 hectares with about forty per cent crop losses.
Farmer Vilas Tathod from Talegaon Wadner village in Telhara taluka in Akola reported that his moong crop planted around a few-acre farmland had been totally ruined because of to