Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Oct 29 : Heavy rains continue to lash the Marathwada region on tenth consecutive day and recorded an average rainfall of 17.42 mm rains during the last 48 hours resulting in damaging the Khariff crops at several hectares lands at many places, an official statement said on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Nanded district recorded highest 28.43 mm rainfall followed by Hingoli 25.17 mm, Beed 17.74 mm,Aurangabad 17.43 mm, Jalna 13.09 mm,Parbhani 12.87 mm,Latur 4.40 mm and Osmanabad 4.21 mm.
With the return of the monsoon, the total average rainfall went up to 763 mm which was 98.56 per cent of expected and 98.03 percent of annual rainfall in the region, the statement further said.
Due to the heavy rains, the standing Kharif crop which were ready for harvesting including soybean, maize, bajra, cotton and among others have been damaged.
State government administration have ordered the concern departments to conduct 'pancharamas' of damaged crops in the region.(UNI)