Along with wheat, other crops and horticulture can also be affected by heat and rising temperature.
If the temperature is around 35 degrees in the month of March, farmers can take the help of light irrigation.
The summer season has started increasing the concern of the farmers.
the crop will be heavily damaged
In the month of February itself, the heat of the sun has started troubling people.
The maximum temperature is continuously reaching around 35 degree Celsius.
According to the Meteorological Department, the biggest impact of heat and rising temperature will be seen on the wheat crop.
Wheat grains will start ripening before time, due to which its size is expected to be smaller. The yield of wheat will be affected due to heat.
It will be difficult to save the crop in high temperature
Along with wheat, the increased temperature can also affect other crops and horticulture.
If the temperature is around 35 degree, farmers can take support of light irrigation.
Due to the presence of moisture in the fields, there will be less damage to the crop.
At the same time, if the mercury reaches close to 40 then trouble will arise for the farmers. In such a situation, there will be a huge loss to the wheat crop.
The Ministry of Agriculture has constituted a committee to monitor the effect of increase in temperature on wheat.
Inflation will increase if the yield is affected
Let us inform that the grains of wheat crop ripen in the second-third week of March. Then its harvesting starts.
This time, due to the increased temperature, wheat grains will ripen in the first week of March itself.
Due to this, the yield per hectare is estimated to decrease by 5 to 10 quintals. The temperature which used to be in the month of March is the same in the month of February.
Additional expenditure will have to be incurred for wheat crop.
To save the crops from the scorching heat, spraying of medicine will be required along with irrigation.
Even after this our productivity will be affected. Due to this, inflation will also increase.
no rain in february
According to IMD data, there has been no rain in East and West UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, East and West MP in the month of February.
Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi recorded 99% less rainfall than the average.
Generally, there is moderate rainfall in the winter season in North India.
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