The untimely rain, which lashed last night at various places in the district, damaged horticulture crops in the district, and at the same time, it brought respite from scorching heat. Rain occurred at various places in the district on the night of Wednesday causing damage to various horticulture crops, including plantain and mango, in Veerballim, Vampalle, Pulivendula, Ryachoti and Lakkireddypalle mandals.
A recent spell of rain has badly impacted the standing wheat crop in. Bahawalnagar Haroonabad Tehsil. Farmers fear they could face losses of millions if the rains continue to lash the region for the next couple of days. Heavy rains hit Haroonabad that came as a blessing for the people but it damaged the wheat crop cultivated on a vast area. The crop was ready for harvest but the rain created difficulties for the farmers to carry on with the process.
The skies turned dark over parts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday morning with some areas experiencing light rainfall accompanied by strong winds. Darkness descended over Chandigarh and adjoining towns of Panchkula and Mohali, in Haryana and Punjab, respectively, around 8 a.m. The weather continued like this for nearly two hours.
Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm damaged the standing Rabi crops in Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur and other parts of north Bihar late on Sunday night. Heavy rain and hailstorm flattened crops in various parts of the region while the harvest of wheat, mustard and other Rabi crops is barely a week away.
Abundant showers in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions last week augured well for the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday, despite concerns over below-average rainfall in the centre of the country. Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is entering the rainy season, which runs from mid March to late October.
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