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Seeing the heavy rains in October too, the question arose – should farmers change the cropping pattern now?

Highlights

Due to heavy rains in UP, many crops have been damaged.
The IMD had announced the withdrawal of monsoon in mid-September itself.
In the year 2018, till the end of October, there was about 50 percent more rain.

New Delhi. The month of October is about to end, but it is still raining heavily in many parts of the country. This year, when there were speculations about the onset of monsoon, the heavy rains destroyed thousands of acres of crops. Seeing this changed pattern of rain, the question arose in the minds of many people whether now the crop cycle should also be changed and farmers should change their sowing season.

Recently, industrialist Anand Mahindra had also questioned the issue whether the timing cycle of monsoon has changed and now farmers should change their sowing time. On this question, CNBC TV18 wanted to know the reality from the experts, then many answers came out. Due to heavy rains in UP, which is considered very important in terms of agricultural production, many crops have been damaged. Farmers say that we prepared potato crop by investing big capital, but heavy rains ruined everything. Now the government should help us.

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what did the meteorological department say
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had announced the withdrawal of monsoon in mid-September, but the reality is that till the end of October, many states are receiving heavy rains. On this change of weather, Chairman of Skymet GP Sharma said that the duration of monsoon is increasing continuously for the last few years. Especially in the northern areas, there is a lot of rain even after the scheduled time of monsoon, due to which the farmers have to bear the brunt.

He said on the changing trend of the weather, in the year 2018 till the end of October, there was about 50 percent more rain. After this, the same was seen in 2019 when the withdrawal of monsoon had started on October 9, but by the end of the month, there was 45 percent more rain. Last year in 2021 too, the withdrawal of monsoon started from 6th October, while by the end of the month 33 percent more rain fell.

more impact on crops
Sharma said that the farmers are bearing the brunt of this changed cycle of monsoon. However, if we think that farmers sow their crops late, then it will not be of much use. This will affect the quality of crops only. Tarun Satsangi, Commodity Research AGM, Origo Commodities India, says that it is too early to say anything definitively about the changing weather.

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Normally the rainy season runs from June to September, but it has been raining for the last two to three seasons only. More data is awaited in this matter. Looking at just a few seasons, it cannot be said that the cycle of monsoon has changed and farmers should also change the time of sowing of crops. Instead we should wait a little longer.

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