Will unseasonal rains affect the mango crop?Image credit source: Pixabay
The real fun of summer is only when yellow-yellow mangoes and red-red watermelons are in your plate. Or all the people of the house sit together and do ‘Mango Party’ and if you go to the area of Jama Masjid, then drink ‘Mohabbat Ka Sharbat’. But this year will all this go away from the reach of the common man. Due to the unseasonal rains in the month of May, there is a fear of this.
Even before the beginning of the month of May, it is raining intermittently across the country. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of rain in the coming days till May 4. In such a situation, it is bound to have an impact on fruit and vegetable crops, which can increase their prices in the coming days.
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Mango, watermelon, melon and litchi will be affected
Mango, Watermelon, Melon and Litchi are such summer fruits which require as much water as the heat. Many areas of North India, especially the coastal areas of Ganga and Yamuna, are considered most favorable for the cultivation of these fruits. Due to the rain here, the temperature has softened and because of this, their sweetness may be less.
Not only this, the arrival of these fruits starts in the market by the month of May. Dussehri mangoes of Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh, Rataul of Meerut and Litchis of Muzaffarpur in Bihar reach the market. Right now they are reaching in the market in less quantity and their taste is also missing. And their prices are skyrocketing. Fruit vendors say that if the effect of heat is less in this way, then there will be more delay in reaching these fruits to the market in good quality, which can also increase their prices.
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Onion, gourd, okra crop already ruined
The effect of rain is not only on fruits, but also on vegetables like onion, gourd and okra living in the common man’s plate. Due to this rain in major onion producing states like Maharashtra and Karnataka, the fields have been flooded. This has ruined the onion crop. Not only this, it also affects okra, tomato and bottle gourd. The farmers of the state have also requested the government for help.