Rain brings cheer to Haryana farmers, wind plays spoilsport
The sudden change in weather followed by rain has brought cheer in Haryana’s Hisar district, where the temperature in recent days rose to 32 degrees Celsius. Farmers, who have sown wheat, are particularly happy.punjab Updated: Mar 05, 2016 16:19 IST
The sudden change in weather followed by rain has brought cheer in Haryana’s Hisar district, where the temperature in recent days rose to 32 degrees Celsius.
Farmers, who have sown wheat, are particularly happy.
“Rain is a good sign for those of us who have not watered their fields so far. I had met some experts earlier who told me not to water my fields... I am happy,” said Vinod Kumar, a farmer in Balsaman.
The temperature in Hisar dropped to 15.1 degrees Celsius on Friday evening.
Prof Madan Lal, a weather and agriculture expert in the meteorological department of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University (CCSHAU), attributed the dip in temperature to changes in the Western Disturbance Movement.
Lal predicted showers with high-velocity wind for more two days in parts of Haryana.
But the fast wind, at a speed of 9km/h on ground,is what could play spoilsport for farmers.
“Though the showers will benefit farmers, but wind speed is a big tension for those who already watered their fields as the high-speed winds may cause the crops to bend,” Lal said.
Lal said the univeristy will be address a farmers meeting and suggest they avoid watering their fields and spraying pesticides for another two days.
First Published: Mar 05, 2016 15:23 IST