After sowing, it rained continuously for twenty days, due to which now the urad crop has been completely ruined. At the same time, when the beans started growing in soybean plants, the outbreak of caterpillars started.
Farmer showing soybean crop.
Soybean crop has already been damaged due to heavy rains in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh. After sowing, it rained continuously for twenty days, due to which now the urad crop has been completely ruined. At the same time, when the beans started growing in soybean plants, the outbreak of caterpillars started.
Even after spraying insecticides, the caterpillars are neither falling nor dying. Farmers are worried. Mohan Singh Dhakad (Kotbal), a farmer of Semri village, says that soybean has been sown in 20 bighas. At first the crop was damaged due to continuous falling of water. The remaining crop is now being eaten by caterpillars.
How to repay the loan, farmers are worried
The caterpillars are not dying even after spraying insecticide. The farmers who have sown soybeans by taking loans are already worried. Neither the cost is visible nor is the government announcing compensation. There is concern about how the farmers will repay the loans of the borrowers. Along with this, it will also become difficult to run the household expenses. At the same time, no one will give loans to farmers again to sow the next crop.
Farmers Durgesh, Naresh and Harnam say that this time we had sown soybeans in a similar way. Now the cost does not seem to be coming out. If the government does not give compensation, then we will have to be indebted to sow the next crop.
Farmers of Madhya Pradesh cultivate soybean on a large scale in Kharif season. This time due to shortage of seeds at government centers, farmers had bought from outside. They had to pay a higher price for the seeds and now the crop is getting spoiled due to rain and caterpillars. Soybean cultivation in Madhya Pradesh has not been a profitable deal for the farmers in recent years.
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