Punjab Haryana, Madhya Pradesh climate change rain monsoon agriculture irrigation floods
08 July 21
Delayed monsoon rains are threatening India’s vast agricultural sector and endangering
the recovery of an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
Farmers in fertile northern and central states such as Punjab, Haryana and parts of
Madhya Pradesh are waiting anxiously for rain after the monsoon’s ascent up the Indian
“The crops are like on a hospital ventilator due to the lack of monsoon,” said Kedar Sirohi,
a leader of the Aam Kisan Union, or the Common Farmers’ Union, in Madhya Pradesh.