It has brought with it, very low temperatures & rains which have ruined the hopes of millions of farmers. Ripened crop on thousands of hectares of land in Punjab, Hariyana and many parts of Rajasthan has suffered severely.
I read in a newspaper last week that farmers had received bumper crop this year(wheat, mustered especially), & the report indicated that if all goes well for at least 10-15 more days, farmers will be able get good money this year but….
Agriculture is the biggest gamble in India…& when everything seems to be alright… even few hours of rain can ruin the efforts of months, and there seems to be no way to fight against this cruelty of nature. After all…nobody expects very low temperatures in February end…and God save Meteorological Department …..There is still no concrete mechanism to communicate latest information & weather forecasts to farmers in remote parts of country. They still have to depend on there own indigenous techniques and predictions & of course…God to get returns of their hard work….
Isn’t it unfair to them….who toil hard…. in scorching summers…in freezing winters with minimum resources…. ?
And what do they get in return….? Only shattered hopes & dreams……