Farmers are restive due to delay in Monsoon

Ranchi: Farmers of Jharkhand State are getting restive due to the delay in the arrival of the Monsoon in the state.

Agriculture is the backbone of a country’s economy. 80 % of the population depends on the Monsoon for irrigation of agricultural farmlands.

A maximum number of the population is associated with Agriculture and allied activities.

A farmer near the Dhurwa Area of Ranchi said till now pre-monsoon showers are not recorded.

How can we prepare saplings for rice paddies this year? Delays in the rain will affect the production of crops and grains. The entire field is parched and dried up.

We can’t plough the field without rain. Moist fields can be ploughed otherwise it is very difficult to plough the field.

This is the second consecutive year there is a delay in monsoon rains. Last year the state observed severe drought conditions. The season for Kharif Crops is getting out of hand.

“Continuously rising in temperature will burn all the crops before it matures,” farmer Suraj Kumar added. A milkman who has 56 cows in his Khattal said it’s very difficult to buy fodder for cattle as last year’s drought situation caused prices of fodder to rise due to the lack of production of crops.

According to the Meteorological Department Maximum Temperature recorded in Godda District of Jharkhand with 45.2 degree Celsius.

Ranchi recorded 41.4 degree Celsius. Jamshedpur and Daltongunj observed 43.8 degree Celsius on Friday. Bokaro, Chatra, Deoghar, Garhwa, Giridih, Gumla, Khunti, Lohardaga, Pakur, Palamu, Ramgarh, Simdega, Sahebganj and West Singhbhum Districts of Jharkhand witnessed more than 40 Degree Celsius on Friday. 

Metrological Department Chief Abhishek Anand said Severe Heat Waves will continuously blow in the state. People are advised to keep themselves hydrated.  

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