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Untimely rain and hailstorms cause huge loss to farmers in northern India

This year, the wheat sown area is around 34 million hectare. The government is estimating a record 112.2 million tonne wheat output in the ongoing 2022-23 crop year (July-June), the officials said.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- April 02nd 2023 02:08 PM
Untimely rain and hailstorms cause huge loss to farmers in northern India

Untimely rain and hailstorms cause huge loss to farmers in northern India

PTC News Desk: As per the latest reports, untimely rains, strong winds and hailstorm have hit the wheat crop in northern India, mainly in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, causing damage over 5.23 lakh hectare. The untimely rains has caused a huge setback to the farmers and they are now staring at a loss in yield.

The hailstorms have been accompanied by thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rains in some parts of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, which has caused destruction to the Rabi crop, particularly wheat. The districts of Agra, Aligarh, Etah, Hathras, Mathura and Mainpuri were the worst-hit.


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The destruction of the wheat crop has caused an enormous loss to the farmers who were expecting a good harvest this year. The irrigation department of Uttar Pradesh has estimated that the wheat crop has been damaged over 5.23 lakh hectare. This has left the farmers dejected and worried about their future.

The state government has taken steps to assess the damage and help the affected farmers. The district and block administration have been directed to conduct a detailed survey of the affected areas and to provide immediate relief to the affected farmers.

The state government has also announced that it will provide financial assistance to the affected farmers and waive off their crop loans. It has also asked the banks to provide assistance to the affected farmers and to extend their repayment period so that they can recover from this financial setback.

The state government is also providing free seeds and fertilizers to the affected farmers so that they can replant their crop and recover the losses. The government has also asked the agricultural department to provide technical assistance to the affected farmers and to help them in taking the necessary steps to save their crop.

The destruction of the wheat crop has caused a huge loss to the farmers and it is important that the state government takes all the steps necessary to provide relief to the affected farmers. It is also essential that the farmers take all the necessary steps to save their crop from further destruction.


- With inputs from agencies

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