Pune: Even as farmers in the drought-hit
While asking farmers to go ahead with the tilling operations, the Agrimet section of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said actual sowing activity should be undertaken only after the onset of monsoon over
"Do not undertake sowing operations till the onset of monsoon which has not yet arrived in the state. It is necessary to have good monsoon rainfall consistently for a few days for the seeds to grow into a good crop,"
The farmers in the state are advised not to start sowing operations till the IMD officially announces the arrival of monsoon in
The Agrimet advisory has been issued to avoid waste of expensive seeds, particularly of soyabean, cotton and pulses, in parched areas of Marathwada, Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra, some of which have, however, received pre-monsoon showers in the last few days.
After its delayed arrival in Kerala, the monsoon is now expected to hit