By NewsGram Staff Writer
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted rain, thunderstorms and hail to hit central and south India from April 11.
The unseasonal rains in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka will prove to be detrimental to agriculture. The western disturbance would hit Western Himalayan region from April 15 onwards.
The rain could damage crops and the farmers have been advised to delay irrigation, intercultural operation and take up crop protection measures. The harvested crop should be kept in a safe place.
Hail nets and mechanical support to young plants are also recommended.
The agricultural meteorological department has issued threat of black frost and aphids to wheat crop.