Bhopal: Crops of gram and wheat across 640 villages in 18 districts have suffered extensive damage due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the last three days.

The government has ordered district collectors to conduct a survey of damaged crops and submit their reports soon, official sources said.

The average rainfall recorded in 37 districts in the last three days stood between 15 mm to 50 mm.

Apart from gram and wheat crops, those for lentils, including arhar, also suffered extensive damage.

The districts most affected by the rains and hailstorm are Bhopal, Raisen, Indore, Dewas, Neemuch, Balaghat and Hoshangabad, they said.

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