Workers lifting sacks of paddy soaked in rain at Indri Grain Market.
– Photo : Samvad News Agency
hear the news
The unseasonal rains in Haryana have become a disaster for the farmers. From fields to mandis, crops are being damaged. Paddy harvesting has been disrupted due to incessant rains for the last four days, while 10 lakh metric tonnes of crops lying in the mandis have been soaked. This has also hampered the procurement process. Due to high moisture content in paddy, farmers are not getting the full rate.
So far 26 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been procured in the mandis across the state. Out of this 16.92 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has been lifted, remaining 10 lakh metric tonnes is lying in the paddy mandis. A target has been set to procure 50 lakh metric tonnes of paddy this year. Mandis are full of paddy due to slow lifting.
Paddy and cotton crops are being affected the most due to the rain for the last four days. The basmati paddy crop standing in the fields has fallen to the ground, while the harvesting of PR has been affected. Due to falling down of cotton flowers due to rain and wind, its production will also be reduced.
On the other hand, due to insufficient arrangement of tarpaulin, crops are getting wet in the mandis. However, while taking the license, it is the responsibility of the agent to arrange tarpaulin, but due to the negligence of the officials of the mandis, the crops of the farmers are getting spoiled.