Farmers in Hamirpur district are a worried lot these days as they are unable to sow rabi crops in the absence of rains for the past two months. Desperate farmers have to sow seeds in the dry land now.
Hamirpur district is mainly dependent on rain. Rabi and kharif crops are sown in 35,000 hectares. Wheat and maize are the main crops in the district.
Ram Singh, a farmer of Bijheri area told Hindustan Times that the failure of the rains and shortage of high variety seeds with the government agencies was a cause of concern for them.
Ajay Sharma, media in-charge of the BJP, said that the farmers of the district were upset with the shortage of seeds for the rabi crops, but the government agencies were sleeping over the situation.
However, an official spokesman clarified that seeds and fertilizers had already been sent to the societies dealing with their sales in all parts of the district.
He said that more seeds were awaited from the suppliers.