Unseasonal rains in at least 15 districts of Andhra Pradesh over the last week have damaged farm crops in over 1.18 lakh hectares and horticultural crops in another 16,101 hectares, according to the government.
Crops such as paddy, chilly, groundnut, maize and tobacco suffered extensive damage in 15 districts of the state, according to the Disaster Management Department.
The monetary assessment of the loss was yet to be done.
Officials of the Department today briefed Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy about the losses caused by hailstorms and rains between April 15 to 22.
The Chief Minister sought a detailed report on the damage and asked officials to take up assessment of the loss. He also directed that farmers be provided all necessary relief.
The districts hit by the rains are: Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar, Vizianagaram, Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Prakasam and Warangal.
Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy, Chief Secretary S V Prasad, Principal Secretary (Agriculture) V Nagi Reddy, Disaster Management Commissioner T Radha and other senior officials attended the review meeting.
Three deaths were reported from Mahabubnagar district over the week in rain-related accidents.
According to the forecast for the next 48 hours, there was a possibility of moderate-to-heavy rains in the coastal areas and the Rayalaseema region.