Rains add to the woes of Kashmiri farmersMay 17th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) As widespread rains continue to add to the worries of Kashmiri farmers, the weather office Thursday forecast the inclement weather was likely to persist for three-four more days.
“The present wet weather is likely to continue for another three to four days with intermittent breaks. The conditions would generally remain cloudy during the period,” Sonam Lotus, director of the local weather office told IANS.
“The prevailing weather is due to a system built-up in north India. Widespread rains in the valley with possibility of light snowfall in the higher reaches are expected during this period,” he added.
Thursday’s minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at 11.3 degrees Celsius, while it was 6.0 in Pahalgam, 5.0 in Gulmarg, 5.6 in Leh and 4.0 degrees Celsius in Kargil, according to the official.
Farmers in the valley have been facing inclement weather for the last one month with sporadic hailstorm damaging their fruit and paddy crop in many areas of north, south and central districts.
On Thursday, farmers in north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district were reaping the Rabi crops when rains disrupted the process midway.
“Half of my fodder crop is still standing in the field. Another two days of rains would make the reaped fodder useless for cattle consumption,” said Ghulam Muhammad Magray, a farmer in Ganderbal district.
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