New Delhi | Incessant rains in many parts of the country have only blocked the way of movement for the common man, but have created great difficulties for the farmer who survives solely on the income from his crop. The unseasonal rains have damaged the paddy crop the most. Unseasonal rains have trampled thousands of acres of paddy crop. The crops which are standing in the fields got spoiled due to strong winds and heavy rains and the crops which are lying in the open in the mandis are getting ruined due to rain water and maladministration in the mandis. In both the situations the farmer is facing double whammy. Although the government has reached the crop insurance scheme to the farmers, but due to lack of complete information about it, many farmers are not able to take advantage of this scheme yet.
Along with other crops like soybean, cotton as well as vegetables have also been hit by it. In the coming few days, the prices of vegetables may touch the sky. The same effect can be seen on the sowing of Rabi crops. The farmers have also demanded compensation and special girdawari. So that some of their loss can be compensated. However, the central and state governments have not yet issued any official statement on crop compensation.
Generally, only sporadic rains have been seen between Diwali and Dussehra, but this year the weather is taking a different turn. According to the same meteorological department, there is a possibility of rain in North-West India today and tomorrow as well. The same devastation is being seen in many states of the south. Kerala is the most affected state. The Meteorological Department has predicted light rain for the next two days in South India as well as in the capital New Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The Meteorological Department has advised the farmer brothers to be alert and keep their crops in a safe place.