Crops ruined: This time it is raining after the monsoon, and somewhere else is craving. In Jalore district, after the first glimpse of the monsoon, it has become angry with the area. The crops have dried up due to lack of rain for more than a month. Due to this, the hopes of the farmers are getting watered.
Jalore. This time the indifference of monsoon has created a famine-like situation in Jalore. At first the monsoon came late in the district and even after that due to lack of rain, the situation is such that the Kharif crops have completely dried up. On July 11, 40 days passed after the first monsoon rain, but there was no second rain. Due to this, crops worth Rs 2.43 billion have dried up in the district.
After the pre-monsoon and first monsoon rains, farmers sown an area of about 4.50 lakh hectares in the district. A second rain is required within 15 to 20 days after sowing, but due to no rain even after more than 40 days, the crops have now completely withered in about 4 lakh hectares.
Crores of rupees spent by farmers for sowing
The farmers had spent crores of rupees for the sowing of this 4 lakh hectares. Agriculture Deputy Director Dr. RB Singh says that this time the target was to sow 6.18 lakh hectares. Due to lack of rain, only about 4.50 lakh hectares have been sown. Most of the crops are burning due to lack of rain. About 50 thousand crops which farmers irrigated.
Maximum 2.5 lakh hectare sowing of millet
In this season in Jalore, farmers had sown fodder including millet, moong, groundnut, sesame, guar, castor in the district. However, due to less rain, the target could not be achieved even in 100 percent of the district. This time, fodder was sown in 2.50 lakh hectares in the district, including millet, moong 90 thousand hectares, guar 25 thousand hectares, groundnut 23 thousand hectares, sesame 8.200 thousand hectares and castor 11 thousand hectares, but these too have been completely burnt.
Saved crops by irrigating 50 lakh hectares
This time the first rain in the district has also been below average. For Kharif sowing, 64 mm of rain is required. There was not even average rainfall in many subdivision areas. The reason for which has been that sowing was to be done in 6.18 lakh hectare area in the district, while it has been done in 4.50 lakh hectare. However, due to the facilities available with the farmers regarding agricultural irrigation, farmers have given water in about 50 lakh hectares, which are still safe.