Despite near normal monsoon prediction, ex-agri secy urges preparation for lack of rain
  • WebDesk BTVI
  • Apr 16 2019

Siraj Hussain, former agricultural secretary, discusses IMD prediction on this year’s monsoon. Hussain says despite the forecast, the people, especially farmers, should be cautious and prepare for a lack of rainfall as the country has faced drought-like situation in several states in the last couple of years despite good monsoon forecast. On what could be the impact on agri sector, he says only rain crops are likely to be affected, but adds that the government has a good stock of these crops.