The Indian Meteorological department has concluded in its report today, that this year would be another drought year for the people of India, the second consecutive one after the last year’s drought. The IMD department said that the monsoon rains would not be favorable to farmers this year.
Last year there was a decline of average rainfall in the country to 88%, whereas this year ten percent of deficit rainfall is said to record. The powerful blow of Monsoon winds will hit the government strongly, for the second year. Many of the edible prices raised due to the deficit of rains.
Speaking on the issue Union Agriculture minister, Radha Mohan singh said ” it was very unlucky for the whole country to not to receive good rainfalls for a consecutive second year. Yes, it will affect the production values and overall on the state’s economy”. The minister added “However the BJP government is all set to tackle the crisis. We are going to release a new insurance scheme for farmers by the end of this year to help them from loss in the agriculture due to deficit rainfalls.”
Speaking on the achievements of the Agriculture Ministry over the past one year the minister said ” we have been working hard to improve the conditions of the farmer. Due to deficit in rainfalls we have recorded a lower production of 251.12 million tonnes when compared to the previous 264.04 million tonnes production.”. The Minister added ” due to poor rainfalls the growth rate stood at 0.2 percent in this financial year”.
To check the problems on the economy due to the poor rainfalls, the central government has put a control over the prices of the pulses and its exports. Prices are already high in the markets due to low production of the demand, The PTI reported.