Day: May 8, 2020

Boro paddy estimated to be down 10-15% as unfavourable climate, labour shortage weigh

The unfavourable climatic problems and the shortage of labour on fields are likely to weigh intensely on the generation of boro paddy (the rabi crop) in West Bengal. The crop is estimated to be reduced by 10-fifteen per cent at shut to 60-sixty five lakh tonnes this calendar year, from the common of around 70 lakh tonnes in the course of ordinary many years.

Harvesting of boro paddy, which is sown sometime in October, ordinarily commences by the third week of April and peaks by stop-April or early May possibly. Even so, this calendar year sowing of the crop was

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