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Rains lash parts of Har, Pb; worry farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The rains lashed most of and parts of today, leaving farmers a worried lot over the fate of their crop nearing the harvesting stage.

According to the here, had widespread rains today, covering almost the entire state, while had it in places like Faridabad, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Kaithal, Jind, Ambala, Panchkula, and

Chandigarh too received some rainfalls today morning.

The rains, which lashed the two states on Monday too, have increased the worries of farmers as heavy showers are harmful for ripening crop.

Both and are the key wheat producing states in the country.

The rains, which are unusual during this time of the year for Punjab and Haryana, were caused by western disturbances.

Farmers say the rainy conditions are detrimental for their wheat harvest.

"The rains are unusual during this time of the year. During the past three days, the weather has been either rainy or overcast, which may delay the wheat harvest," said Santokh Singh, a from district.

Another from said some agriculture experts have suggested that they should not harvest their crop for a week, so that the moisture content subsides.

There were reports that the winds accompanying the rains have slightly flattened the crop at a few places in the two states.

A official, meanwhile, told that weather will be clear from tomorrow and temperatures, which have fallen around two to four notches due to rains, would start rising from Friday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 12:25 IST