About 28,000 farmers were affected by Cyclone Nisarga in Pune district of Maharashtra, an official said on Saturday, citing a preliminary assessment.
The cyclone had made landfall near Shrivardhan in the coastal district of Raigad, about 177 km from Pune, causing gusty winds and heavy precipitation, before heading northeast.
“Prima facie, 28,000 farmers and 371 villages were affected,” said Pune collector Naval Kishore Ram.
Although located in the “ghat” areas of the Pune district, the villages affected by the cyclone are geographically close to the coastal region of Konkan.
Earlier today, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and his cabinet colleague Dilip Walse Patil chaired a meeting with officials in Pune.
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