Bad Weather Threatens Wheat Harvest in Punjab

ByTV10 Punjab

Apr 25, 2024
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24 April
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

As the wheat crop reaches maturity in Punjab, farmers face mounting anxiety amid adverse weather conditions. Recent heavy rains and strong winds across the state have exacerbated concerns among farmers, with reports emerging of crops drying up and trees falling in various areas.

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Last night, Ludhiana and several other cities in Punjab experienced heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds, further complicating the agricultural landscape. The Meteorological Department has issued warnings of continued inclement weather on April 26 and 27, with forecasts indicating wind speeds of 35-45 km per hour and the likelihood of light to moderate rainfall in certain regions. A yellow alert has been issued for these two days, underscoring the severity of the anticipated weather conditions.

The adverse weather has already resulted in disruptions to electricity supply in several areas, compounding the challenges faced by farmers during the critical harvesting period. With the wheat harvest in full swing, the looming threat of continued bad weather poses significant risks to agricultural livelihoods in Punjab.