1- inch rainfall causes heavy damage to wheat crop
Ujjain: As the day broke on Tuesday, intermittent downpour started and disrupted normalcy in the city. 23 mm rainfall was recorded in the whole day. Heavy wind with the speed of 8 km per hour swept the Malwa region causing heavy damage to Rabi crops including standing crop of wheat.
Due to heavy rainfall, water got logged in low lying areas in the city. Rainfall caused disturbance in normal life throughout the day. It caused damage to wheat and gram crops in the field. Hail caused damage to crops. Climate took a u- turn and dense clouds enveloped the city sky on Tuesday morning.
Weather appeared to be of rainy season as dark clouds began to shower heavily. Unseasonal rainfall also affected the arrangements made for Narmada- Kshipra- Simhastha- Link project dedication ceremony at Ramghat. Due to sudden rainfall irregularities prevailed at the banks of the Kshipra.
Cong demands compensation to farmers
District Congress Committee ( DCC) urban president Anantnarayan Meena and rural president Jay Singh Darbar demanded from collector BM Sharma for compensation to farmers affected with rainfall and hail. More than 50 per cent wheat and gram crops had been destroyed due to rainfall in the district.
Former director of Krishi Upaj Mandi Samiti Vijay Singh Patel and Janpad Panchayat Ghattia vicepresident representative Bahadur Singh Patel demanded compensation for farmers whose crops got damaged due to the unseasonal rainfall. They urged Sharma for conducting immediate survey of affected crops in the district. They also demanded rebate in bank loans taken by farmers.