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Fresh storms, hail rain misery on farmers

Hindustan Times | 26/03/2023 08:08 AM | Click to read full article

A rare and powerful tornado ripped through farm belts, including Fazilka, in Punjab on Friday afternoon, damaging wheat and chilli, farmers said, and hailstorms battered parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. According to farmers and traders in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, fields with standing crops were flattened, affecting wheat, the main winter staple, mustard, oilseeds, fenugreek and an array of horticulture crops, which could potentially raise vegetable prices in coming weeks.