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UP mango farmers feel the heat of global warming

Rising global temperaures have quashed the hopes of thousands of farmers in Uttar Pradesh. While the trees have blossomed prematurely due to the climatic changes arising from high temperatures, farmers are now worried about the huge losses of the crop, which may occur if there is a subsequent dip in temperature. Fruits and Vegetable Merchant Association (FVMA) member Naveen Chawla told Business Standard that at least Rs 250 crore invested by mango future contract traders were at the risk of being lost due to premature blooming. The flowers stand high chances of shedding if the temperature ...