Unseasonal rain and hailstorm damages wheat crops in Rohtak. Photo/ANI
Unseasonal rain and hailstorm damages wheat crops in Rohtak. Photo/ANI

Haryana: Unseasonal rain, hailstorm damage crops in Rohtak

ANI | Updated: Dec 13, 2019 14:18 IST

Rohtak (Haryana) [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in Rohtak have damaged crops, leaving farmers distressed.
Farmers told ANI on Friday that the hailstorm which occurred a few days ago has ruined the paddy crop and filled the wheat fields with water.
"The rains have severely damaged the crops. For the third time, we have to sow the wheat. This is a big loss for the farmers. This might be of benefit to some farmers but definitely most of the framers have been affected," Suresh, a farmer told ANI.
Meanwhile, other farmers say the sowing of wheat was delayed this time due to a lack of labour force.
"The unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm have brought no good to the farmers. The process of sowing wheat was also not done on time due to a lack of labour. No farmer has been benefited, it has only caused us losses," another farmer Chattar Singh said.

Farmers said the unseasonal rains have damaged the crops multiple times, forcing them to star the sowing process again.
"It took us three days for us to sow the wheat which was all destroyed by the weather. We again have to sow the wheat. The rains have damaged the crops multiple times. We have to start from scratch every time," farmer Brijesh said.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), northern parts of Punjab and Haryana are likely to receive thunderstorms and hailstorm accompanied by lightning today.
For the next week, the weather forecast agency has predicted fog and mist in the morning and partly cloudy skies later in both the states. (ANI)

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