Last week, there were heavy rains all across Pakistan. These consecutive hailstorms, torrential rains and stormy winds have destroyed the wheat crop in Punjab badly. According to estimated figures, the loss is of about 150,000 tons of the crop.
These heavy rains and hailstorms entered to Punjab on 16th of April and 17th of April. The most affected districts of these hailstorms were Rahim Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzzafargarh, Bahawalpur, Multan, Khanewal, Vehari, Chiniot, Jhang and Chakwal.
The good thing is that these losses do not exceed one percent of the produced total crops in respective districts. However, the average farmer is affected badly due to these hailstorms.
It is said that the rain will continue to happen in Punjab region in the current week and the farmers already have expedited the process of cropping. This way, it is believed that the next spell of the rains and storms won’t highly impact the field now.
The online weather report is showing the cloudy weather along with rain for the rest of this current week with a minimum average temperature of 25 and the maximum of 35 (in centigrade).
The poor farmers have appealed the government officials to compensate them for their heavy loss. They only wait for this cropping season all over the year to earn some money and fulfill their expenses for the rest of the year. The government has still not announced any scheme for the farmers who have been affected badly with these heavy rains and hailstorms.