Uneven rain increases farmers’ woes in Karnataka

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Bengaluru: Karnataka has received rainfall above the normal mark between June 1 and 19. It has received 363 millimetre rainfall, which is a 54 per cent increase over the normal mark.

According to the news report published in hindustantimes.com, the meteorological department forecasts wide-spread rains between June 23 and 27, raising apprehensions of the farmers who are hoping to have a better harvest this year to recover the losses due to the Covid-induced lockdown.

The farmers have stated that they have very little hope with the irregular monsoon and not getting support from the government apart from exploitation by middlemen and agents.

The news report says that as per the data from India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, the rainfall has been heavy over some areas and scarce over others, leaving an unequal distribution pattern.

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