Farmers cheer heavy rains, get busy tilling

Farmers cheer heavy rains, get busy tilling
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For the first time since the beginning of South West monsoons in June this year, the regions in the districts of Wanaparthy and Gadwal have witnessed heavy rains on Tuesday evening

Wanaparthy: For the first time since the beginning of South West monsoons in June this year, the regions in the districts of Wanaparthy and Gadwal have witnessed heavy rains on Tuesday evening.

Except for one or two rainy days in June, these two districts had almost facing a dry weather during the past one month and the famers were staring at the skies to have a very good spell of rains.

However, on Tuesday evening, it rained heavily for more than 2-3 hours. This lead to increased farming activity and the farmers in Pebbair and Sri Rangapur mandals of Wanaparthy who were long waiting for a good spell, have now taken up tilling their lands.

“For almost more than one month we were witnessing dry weather. Thanks to good rains at least now we have an opportunity to sow the rain fed crops in our district,” said a farmer Narasimha Nayak from Veepanagandla mandal of Wanaparthy district.

The downpour was the much awaited particularly for the farmer’s of Wanaparthy. As already majority of land area in Wanaparthy is being covered with canals, the rains will further cover the upland area crops. “We mainly grow groundnut, Jawar and paddy.

This year we are a bit late compared to our counterparts in Nagarkurnool and Mahabubnagar districts. It is better late than never at least the farming community with beginning the farming activity with this rains,” said Nagesh, a resident of Wanaparthy.

The district of Gadwal which was also reeling under dry weather during past one month, the downpour of more than 10 centimetre rains has brought hope to the cotton farmers in the district. The regions of Gadwal, Gattu and Alampur have received good rains and major crop grown in this areas include cotton, maize and groundnut.

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