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Farmers say sudden showers a boon for agriculture
A farmer waters his plants in Taliegao on Tuesday

Farmers say sudden showers a boon for agriculture

NT NETWORK

 

TALEIGAO

Farmers in the state were happy that there was moderate rain for the last two days which was necessary for growing leafy
vegetables.

Sarvesh, a farmer from Taleigao said that Cyclone Ockhi which hit some parts of the state is good for agriculture as it will boost winter crops. Watering at this point of time is very good for the crops, particularly the drizzle, he
said.

Sarvesh said that the rain is good for farmers who do not have good irrigation facilities in the state.

Another farmer near Miramar said that the rain could be harmful for crops grown on marshy land as farmers could face heavy losses.

He pointed out that leafy vegetables are perishable goods and gets damaged if there is a heavy downpour.

Savita, a farmer from Nagali and vegetable vendor said that the rainfall could be harmful for crops such as radish, doodi, brinjal, and leafy vegetables such as Alsundo, Palak, Methi, besides white and red leafy vegetables.

A top official from the Agriculture department said that the sudden rain accompanied with gusty winds may cause damage to cashew and mango flowering.

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