Minister asks babu to assess crop loss


Tomato crops in several parts of the state has been damaged due to inclement weather. Now farmers are looking towards government for help. Other vegetables have also been affected by the frost. After light showers in December last year, rains have eluded the state so far. Meanwhile Agriculture Minister has asked the district officers to assess the situation.

“In place of snow or rain we are experiencing frosty conditions which is not good for vegetables,” said Dewan Singh, a farmer in Saiya Chakrata. Most of the tomato crop in Saiya and Tyuni has begun to rot due to intense cold. “Vegetables are grown here due to favourable climate. But climate change and other factors such as intense and rainless winters have become a problem,” he said.

Agriculture Minsiter Subodh Uniyal on Monday directed the district officers to assess the ground situation by visiting the fields


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