Farmers devastated as hailstorm damages crops

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Feb 2018 10:43:34

Staff Reporter

Farmers living in Bhopal, Sehore, Dewas, Harda and Ujjain were hoping for a good yield of wheat crop and they had even started dreaming that bumper wheat production will help them in clearing all their dues and make them financially strong.

However, they were unaware of the terrible fate that hit them in the form of hailstorm, unseasonal rains and heavy winds on Sunday. Heavy winds, hailstorm have bent down wheat crop and left adverse effect on other crops as well. By seeing bent crops of wheat, farmer’s heart sank into the sea of worries. They knew well that their crop has been destroyed and they will not be getting good price of crop in market as seeds will develop black spots in the wake of unseasonal rains.

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Anil Yadav spoke to ‘The Hitavada’ and said that hailstorm hit Bhopal, Sehore, Dewas, Harda, some parts of Ujjain, etc. Farmers of affected regions are now in deep crisis as crops have been battered (Contd on page 2)