Chandigarh: Rain lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana on Sunday, bringing the mercury down, but making farmers in the region worried as wheat harvesting picks up in the two agrarian states.
Light showers drenched Chandigarh while neighbouring
Ambala and Panchkula in Haryana also received light rain,
according to MeT officials here.
Hisar received 4.2 mm of rain, Gurgaon 1 mm while
Bhiwani and Kurukshetra also received showers.
In Punjab, Amritsar received 4.6 mm of rain, Ludhiana
2.2 mm, Ropar 2 mm.
The weatherman said that change in weather was due to a
Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining
"The rain at early stage of wheat crop is beneficial, but
rain and windy weather during these days can cause great
damage to the ripe crop," Sukhdev Singh, a Jalandhar-based
With produce reaching various grain markets for
procurement, rains at this stage can also increase the
problems of storage, he said.
Keeping the weather in view, the farmers have been
advised to make necessary arrangements to prevent any possible
damage to their crops, MeT officials said.