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Rain inundate roads; good for crops

punjab Updated: Jan 22, 2014 20:46 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Bathinda

The city recorded 16 mm of rain on Wednesday and several localities of the city were inundated, with the residents reporting some inconvenience at the venues.

However, even as normal life was hit to an extent, the showers at this time of the year have come as a booster for the wheat crop.

After the showers, the maximum temperature of the day was recorded at 16°C and the minimum at 13°C.
The chilly weather was also a reminder of the infrastructure bottlenecks that need to be removed.
The absence of a storm water sewerage system hurt badly and traffic snarls were also reported at almost all major localities in the district.

There was a positive. Chief agricultural officer Rajinder Singh Brar said that that the rain and the cold conditions created by the weather were likely to lead to an increase in productivity of the wheat crop.

"The rain will not only provide water required for the crop at this stage. However, the weather conditions after this will help in proper growth of the crop. There will also be relief from the frost that is hitting the potato crop in the region," he added.