Nagpur: Though the soaring temperatures have significantly come down in Nagpur, there appears to be no respite from the burning heat. Now with the delayed monsoon the farmers are being advised to go slow on sowing session. Deputy Director General of Agrimet, Indian Meteorological Department has appealed to the farmes not to undertake sowing operations till the onset of monsoon as it would be too early to sow and wait for the rains.
Shiraj Khan, Assitant Meteorologist Grade-I told Nagpur Today that monsoon is expected to arrive in Nagpur by June 21, while the pre-monsoon showers may hit city by June 18 or 19. Meanwhile, there may be isolated rains in Nagpur but the chances are very low.
This clearly means that farmers around Nagpur have to wait for another week till they see showers of respite. The Agrimet advisory has been issued to avoid waste of expensive seeds, particularly of soyabean, cotton and pulses, in parched areas of Marathwada, Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra, some of which have, however, received pre-monsoon showers in the last few days.