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Villages soaked in delight, tows in misery

punjab Updated: Aug 29, 2012 23:02 IST
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The second consecutive day of heavy rain choked sewers in Moga, Baghapurana, Nihal Singh Wala, Badhni Kalan, Smalsar, Kot-Ise-Khan, Ajitwal, Samadh Bhia and Dharmkot. In villages, however, there was relief.

Almost every main road in the major towns of Moga district was waterlogged because of rain since Tuesday night. Water had entered the houses in old localities and schoolchildren could get home with great difficulty.

Most shops were closed all day and Moga was without the supply of electricity till late afternoon.

Showers kill the need for spray

Urban people are in discomfort, but farmers are happy and praying for a heavier downpour. "This rain is useful for paddy, sugarcane and cotton crop," said agriculture development officer Jaswinder Singh Brar. "It will also help for kill the leaf fold insect on paddy plants. Now no need for spraying insecticide or pesticides on cotton and sugarcane as well."

Vegetable growers will pray for more rain, state-award-winning farmer Amar Singh Manuke has said. "In my 15 years of growing organic vegetables, this is the most delayed monsoon. If it rains more in the next few days, it'll be good for vegetables."