Moisture-promoting weather patterns throughout India have revived the winter system, flooding many states and endangering summer crops or carp crops, including the widely used value-added food item onions.
Rainfall in Bengal Bay, heavy rains in western Bengal, low pressure in the northern states and flooding of parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chatsgar and Odisha. , Endangers crops.
Farmers say rice fields have been submerged in several districts in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states, Delhi saw heavy rain on Saturday.
Extreme rainfall within a month of the start of the weeding season could affect the agricultural sector, which supports half of India’s population.
The Indian Meteorological Department of the National Weather Service issued a warning on Saturday that “some areas may be affected by the influx of fruits and vegetables.”
After a long dry season from mid-June to mid-July, summer crops such as soybeans, rice, cotton, and vegetables were weakened, and floods now affected crops such as Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
Unemployment after Kovid-19 has affected nearly one million Indians, and low production or output could provoke food prices, according to a private data company Indian Economic Control Center.
“In most Indian households, onions are the main crop of consumers who are indirectly affected by the late rains.
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh are the major onion growing states, accounting for more than 75% of total summer onion production.
Although the harvest season is one month away, the Chrysler Limited “Ground Report” reports that onion planting has been severely damaged by the rains, which could delay the growth of the onion crop.
Summer onions do not exceed 30% of India’s annual supply, but they are crucial to price stability because they fill supplies during the September-November season.
Experts say climate change is a sign of climate change in the rainy season, which consumes 60% of the country’s net seed following prolonged dry seasons and heavy rains.
“If heavy rains continue, crops could be damaged,” said Ashok Rangen, a former agricultural expert with the Punjab Department of Agriculture.
IMD forecasts “widespread” rainfall in several states until September 14, with “severe to severe falls” associated with heavy rains in Konkan and Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. Your chat, Odisha.
Rice farming has come to a standstill this week, but over 106 million hectares of farmers have sown more than 17 million hectares of oilseeds, which is considered normal. Another important basket of cereals is over 13.9 million hectares, slightly above normal.
“Standing water can cause crop failure,” says Hindi-based farmer Gambir Singh from Haryana.