Unseasonal rains and hailstorm have damaged wheat, mustard and chickpea crop in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi
GN Bureau | March 14, 2016
Five months of regular hard work of farmers went down the drain when heavy rainfall lashed northern India over the weekend. Unseasonal rains and hailstorm in past 36 hours (Started late on Friday and continued through Sunday) have damaged the standing wheat, mustard and chickpea crop in agricultural fields of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and caused huge loss to farmers. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had warned about the expected damage to rabi crops (wheat, mustard, etc.) by the heavy rainfall that was anticipated between March 11 and 15.
Already burdened with debt from previous crop losses, farmers face more difficulties after such rainfalls. They have been facing tough luck for last several seasons and this problem builds a mental pressure on them which in turn often leads them to commit suicides. Not many know but in February farmers went on a rampage in Haryana to protest lack of economic opportunity. There is a constant struggle for survival for this sect of the society. Two failed monsoons, and sudden unseasonal rains, have caused widespread crop damage across northern region and farmers want to know whether they will be compensated in the recently announced Fasal Bima Yojana by the centre.
Prime minister Narendra Modi had said that the Crop Insurance Scheme, launched by the government in January this year, will be a cure to all problems faced by the farmers. However, the implementation still seems to be an issue with the government.
As India gears up to celebrate its 71st Republic Day on January 26, it will host Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro as the chief guest of the event that marks the day when the country formally adopted the Constitution as the guiding document. This will be Bolsonaro’s maiden visit, which he would like
With the outbreak of Coronavirus reported from China, India has started taking precautionary measures, and begun screening passengers of selected flights. “As of 21st January, a total of 43 flights and 9156 passengers have been screened for novel Coronavirus illness. Till now, no case
Every middle-class Indian dreams of a home coupled withlanded property to live off the rent. However, large initial investment, particularly inmetros, and low yields ensure that real estate is out of the reach of the common man. A return of 7-8 percent from commercial properties is considered highly commen
The Maharashtra State Election Commission has urged the residents to take advantage of the ongoing Electors Verification Programme (EVP) and register their names along with those of the members of their families in the electoral rolls. The drive, which started on November 11, 2019, will continue till Febru
The budget season is here, and the annual document has gone to print, beginning the lock-in period till its presentation in parliament on February 1. The Halwa ceremony, marking the commencement of the budget printing process, was held in North Block Monday morning in the presence of finance
Investment banker, venture capitalist and stock-market expert Vallabh Bhansali is the co-founder and chairman of Enam Group, a pioneering equity research company in the country. He is a promoter of spiritual and cultural traditions and also an expert on development economics, behavioural science and co