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Winter crop harvest under the weather after thunder, hailstorm forecast

GVA for agriculture and allied activities in 2019-20 is projected to rise at 11.3% at current prices and 3.7% at constant prices

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

It’s that time of the year when millions of farmers in North, Central and West India eagerly look towards the sky for any adverse weather development that can damage their much-cherished winter crop, due for harvest in the next few weeks.

Though unseasonal rain and hailstorm in February-March are not unusual, the stakes this year are slightly higher because probably after many seasons, the market prices of several crops are better than in the previous years, kindling hope that returns in 2020 could be better than those in the last few years at least in the case of some ...

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First Published: Thu, March 05 2020. 21:33 IST
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