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Rain, winds damage wheat crop in Punjab, Haryana

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Standing crop was damaged after rain, dust-and strong winds lashed and on Tuesday and Wednesday. Harvesting of is on for the past 10 days in most parts of the two states.

"The strong winds and rain have damaged our crop. The government should immediately order girdawri (harvest inspection) and offer compensation to farmers," said Santokh Singh, a farmer in the district.

is expecting arrival of 180 lakh tonnes wheat at mandis this season. Of this, the government agencies are likely to procure 130 lakh tonnes.

Following rain and cloud cover, the weather remained pleasant in Chandigarh. The city recorded maximum temperature of 31.9 degree Celsius on Tuesday against 37.5 degree Celsius on Monday.

The maximum temperatures in and remained between 30 degree Celsius and 32 degree Celsius, three-seven degree below normal.

Met Department officials said the weather was likely to clear up by Thursday morning.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:28 IST
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