India: No reports of impact of rains on wheat, other crops: Agriculture ministry officials

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Published Apr 17, 2024

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Recent weather disturbances across India, including rains and hailstorms, have not adversely affected the harvesting of wheat and other main rabi crops, as per senior officials from the agriculture ministry. Despite the India Meteorological Department's forecast of continued adverse weather, no damage to crops has been reported. In fact, the rains are expected to benefit the zaid (summer) crops like rice. With wheat harvesting in progress, especially in Punjab and Haryana, the country is on track to achieve a record wheat production of 114 million tonnes for the 2023-24 crop year, according to agriculture authorities.
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There are no reports of impact of recent rains on wheat and other main rabi crops as of now, and harvesting continues in full swing, senior agriculture ministry officials said on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that due to fresh western disturbance, rain and hailstorms continue in many states. A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect northwest India during April 18-21 and a cyclonic circulation that lies over east Bihar, northeast Assam, Rayalaseema and south Tamil Nadu could lead to isolated heavy rainfall, thunderstorm and lightning, according to IMD. “As of now, there are no reports of damage to wheat and other crops due to rains. In fact these rains will help zaid (summer) crops like rice,” Agriculture Commissioner P K Singh told PTI. On the likely impact of fresh western disturbance on wheat crop, ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (ICAR-IIWBR) Director Gyanendra Singh said, “The likely rainfall or thunderstorm in these ...
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