Punjab Weather Alert: Weather Patterns are Changing Rapidly in North India

 
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Punjab Weather Alert: Weather patterns are changing rapidly in North India, especially Punjab. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of continuous heavy rains along with storm and lightning in Punjab on 13, 14 and 15 April. This seasonal change has become a matter of concern especially for the farming community. On one hand, this rain is expected to provide relief from the heat. On the other hand, farmers are likely to suffer huge losses to their wheat crops.

increasing crisis on crops

At present the wheat crop is ready for harvesting in Punjab. The crop is completely ripe in many areas. And farmers are busy preparing for purchase. The government has also announced to start government procurement from April 1. But the suddenly changing weather has increased the worries of the farmers. If it rains continuously for three days. So crops grown in low lying areas may suffer huge damage.

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There is order in the markets but concerns remain.

The district administration has completed preparations for purchasing wheat in the grain markets. In districts like Gurdaspur, all arrangements for procurement have been made in all the mandis of the district. Still, the impending seasonal attack on the ripe crops in the fields is keeping the farmers awake.

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impact on harvesting

Wheat harvesting in Punjab usually starts around Baisakhi. But the recent rains and now the warning from the Meteorological Department have also affected the harvesting. In such a situation, farmers are afraid of delay in harvesting and loss of crops.

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Farmers' concerns

Farmer leaders said that farmers are already burdened with debt. Due to the impact of natural disaster on farmers who grow crops on land on contract, their economic condition is getting worse. The rains last week have already damaged farmers' crops. And if the rains continue further, there could be a huge decline in crop yield.

Superfast News Coverage By YuvaPatrkaar.com Team

Publish Date: April 10, 2024

Posted By Sunil

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