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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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Despite recent rains across India, senior agriculture ministry officials report that the harvesting of wheat and other main rabi crops is proceeding without any negative impact. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts further rain and hailstorms due to a new western disturbance and a cyclonic circulation, but agriculture experts are confident these conditions will not harm the wheat crop. With the use of combine harvesting machines, especially in Punjab and Haryana, the wheat crop is being efficiently harvested. The productivity levels are high, leading to an anticipated record wheat production of 114 million tonnes for the 2023-24 crop year. Even late sown wheat, making up 15% of the total area, is expected to be harvested soon without any adverse effects from the current weather patterns.
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NEW DELHI: 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 ...
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