It will be a good season for Indian agriculture, says IMD Director Gen KG Ramesh
(9 months ago)
New Delhi , September 16 : The Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) KG Ramesh on Saturday said that the season will be good for Indian agriculture and good crop yield will be witnessed, despite lesser rainfall than previous year.
Talking to ANI, IMD DG said, "Looking at the rainfall scenario till yesterday evening, the country is having six percent rainfall deficit. The areas where deficiencies exist include Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, East and West Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana."
"Various parts in the country have received intermittent rainfall. From June 1 to September 15, the rainfall spread has been good and that is the main reason that rate of sowing has increased and it now stands to just nine lakh hectares lesser than last year's figures as on September 15. It is a very marginal difference," the DG added.
Commenting on farm crisis, he said that the Agriculture Ministry analysis doesn't suggest any farm crisis and there will good crop yields, and good income for farming community.
He further said that rainfall deficiency in Vidharba, Madhya Pradesh will be covered up substantially by the current rainfall which will continue till September 25 and the standing crops will be benefitted.
"As deficit in Punjab and Haryana is concerned, there most of the area is irrigated through canal system so rainfall dependency is less. If deficiency is there it will not affect the crops," he said.