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Scorching summer may hit water supply and fodder, spare rabi crop: Experts

Weathermen foresee spike in heat waves; cyclonic storm likely in coastal Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

Summers have set in and if weather predictions and current day temperatures are any indication, the country is in for an extended period of extremely dry and warm weather. While this could put a strain on drinking water supply and animal fodder in some parts, the sudden rise in temperatures might not take a toll on the standing crop of wheat, mustard and gram.

The bulk of the last two has been harvested. But it might slow vegetable supplies and push up prices. Meteorological data shows temperatures in and around the National Capital Region and other northern cities have been hovering ...

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 02:26 IST
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