Quality of air may worsen in Delhi after a week due to stubble burning & lower temperature.
The groundwater is salty in the affected areas and when it rains, the groundwater level comes up, bringing more salt to the surface.
To produce a kilogramme of rice, 2,500-5,500 litres of water is needed, as per the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Cotton prices are not expected to spike from current price levels.
As per Haryana’s policy for 2018, by the end of September millers had to return entire 67% of the custom milled rice (CMR) from the paddy procured.
The scheme is aimed at ensuring seamless milling of paddy and smooth delivery of rice to the Central Pool from more than 4000 mills operating in the state.
Honey exports from India grew 19% year-on-year in 2018-19 to $105 million and 13% in the previous fiscal to $101 million amid increasing demand.
Damage yet to be assessed but economists feel rain may have positive overall impact.
As per official data, water storage in 107 reservoirs across India rose to 106.6 billion cubic metres (BCM) till August 14, compared to the 10-year average of 87.5 BCM.
The wholesale prices of walnuts and almonds have shot up 50% and 20% over the last year because of supply constraints from Pakistan and Afghanistan
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