Authorities advise farmers to suspend agricultural operations

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With crops sprayer on his pushcart, a farmer heads towards his orchards.
With crops sprayer on his pushcart, a farmer heads towards his orchards | Photo: Reshi Irshad

SRINAGAR — The Meteorological Department has predicted a three-day wet spell in Jammu and Kashmir from Tuesday, advising farmers to suspend chemical sprays and irrigation operations during this period.

The Department in an advisory said that as of now, a feeble Western Disturbance is most likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining areas from April 12 (afternoon) to April 14 (forenoon).

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“Under the influence of this system, light to moderate rain with thunder and gusty winds most likely to occur during the night of April 12 (night) to April 13 (forenoon) over scattered to fairly widespread places and thereafter light rain over isolated places is likely to occur till April 14 (forenoon),” it said.

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It added, “The system will most likely concentrate over most of the stations of Kashmir Division and few stations of Jammu Division.”

The advisory further reads that chances of thunderstorms and lightning accompanied by gusty winds are most likely to occur over isolated places of both the divisions during April 12 (night).

“Farmers are advised to suspend chemical sprays and irrigation operations in orchards and fields during the above period,” the advisory added.

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