Rains hit tur harvest in Karnataka
Heavy unseasonal rains in Kalaburgi, north eastern Karnataka, which is a key producing region for tur (red gram) has hit the standing pulses crop, inflicting losses to growers, who were already reeling under the impact of a weak monsoon.
“Tur is currently being harvested in the region. The heavy rains have spoilt the harvest and also the standing crop. The government should immediately take up the assessment of crop losses and compensate the farmers,” said Basavaraj Ingin, President, Karnataka Red Gram Growers Association.