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Farmers look to sky with arrival of rains

Fresh disturbance was likely to affect western region and plains of northwest India from March 11

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Mar 7 2016 11:54AM | Updated Date: Mar 7 2016 11:56AM

Farmers look to sky with arrival of rains

Rains came as a big blow to the farmers who have started harvesting or whose crops are at the  maturing stage. They said that they were watching the situation and expected a price movement in case the weather played turant. 

The weather office had forecast rains accompanied with thundersquall with hail over the wheat, corn and mustard belt of north west and central India in the next 24 hours. 

The current crop of wheat, mustard and corn was of superior quality compared to the previous year said traders and company officials. 

Traders in Rajasthan where the mustard harvesting was going on were expecting yields to be higher than anticipated but were worried with new of anticipated rains.

However, a fresh western disturbance was likely to affect western Himalayan region and plains of northwest India from March 11th night onwards. Rain accompanied with thundershowers were expected likely at few places over northeastern and south India. 

Thundersquall is thunderstorm accompanied with a sudden gust of wind often accompanied by rain.