Pink boll­worm: Cen­tral team vis­its Maha to as­sess crop loss

The Free Press Journal - - STATE -

MUM­BAI: A del­e­ga­tion of the Union govern­ment ar­rived in Ma­ha­rash­tra on Thurs­day to carry out an as­sess­ment of crop loss caused due to the pink boll­worm at­tack in Marath­wada and Vi­darbha re­gions of the state, an of­fi­cial said. Sev­eral vil­lages in Marath­wada and Vi­darbha suf­fered large-scale dam­age to crops, mainly cot­ton, due to the pink boll­worm in­fes­ta­tion late last year. The as­sess­ment by the cen­tral team is nec­es­sary be­fore the Cen­tre sanc­tions the fi­nan­cial aide to farm­ers for the crop losses.

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