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This time Gujarat has received the lowest rainfall in the last five years, which remains a matter of concern for the farmers. Meanwhile, once again the situation of Monsoon is becoming active in Gujarat. According to the Meteorological Department, there may be good rains in entire Gujarat including Saurashtra for the next 7 days.
This situation has arisen suddenly because, till August 17, a low pressure is building in the Bay of Bengal, which will move towards the west. With this, along with Saurashtra, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Panchmahal and Surat may also receive good rains.
Sugarcane crop also suffered 10% loss
Gujarat Kisan Samaj chief Jayesh Delad told that this year, the lack of rain can cause a big loss to the farmers of South Gujarat including Surat. There is a danger of sugarcane crop being damaged due to white fly, but the problem has increased due to lack of rain from above.
Sugarcane crop is 80 lakh tonnes in South Gujarat. Whitefly and lack of rain have caused 10% damage. If there is no heavy rain, the loss will reach 30 to 40%. Paddy is grown in 2.20 lakh hectares. This year there has been a decrease of 10 thousand hectares. There will be a loss of 8 to 10% due to less rain.