Published On : Wed, Jun 22nd, 2016

Delayed Monsoon: Now CM Fadnavis appeals farmers against sowing!


Nagpur/Mumbai: After the Agrimet, the agriculture division of Indian Meteorolical Department, now its the State Chief cautioning farmers against sowing till the rains witness a continuous spell. Maharasthra Chief Minister appeared wary of farmers beginning their sowing session as he appealed the peasants to wait till a better spell of rains hit the dry lands of the state. The state has so far received 47.1% of the average rain fall for the month of June, the cabinet was told.

“Though the monsoon has registered its presence all across the state, in some pockets it is not sufficient to start sowing. The IMD has predicted a better and continuous spell of rains after June 26. If farmers hasten sowings, they might have to go in for second sowing just like last year. Hence, we have advised them not to hasten,” Fadnavis said after the cabinet meeting held in MUmbai on Tuesday.

“The good presence of monsoon all across the state has increased availability of green grass and has reduced necessity of fodder camps. This has brought down the number of fodder camps from 400 to 46, the cabinet was told.
The state has received 47.1 per cent of the average rain fall for the month of June. Ratnagiri, Sindhudurga, Latur, Osmanabad and Nanded have received 100 percent of the average rainfall for the month, while Palghar, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Bhandara and Chandrapur have received rainfall below 25 percent of the average rainfall, the cabinet was told.

The state now has nine percent of water stock in the reservoirs. Last year the stock for corresponding period was 17 per cent, the cabinet was told.