KUMARHATTI: Heavy rainfalls in the district have cheered the farmers here. On the verge of waste of wheat crop from fields due to the want of water, the farmers are now seeing healthy prospectus for off-season cash crops like tomatoes and capsicum. In fact, the sowing of such cash crops has already begun.
Hopeful to cash the tomato and capsicum yield, the trend is proving otherwise. The market prices were profitable only initially and now the market seems to be crashing down as the produce is available in bulk at the local terminal markets. Moreover, the arrival of good quality produce from other states has left an adverse effect on the local produce.
However, the rain has indeed proved a boon for stone fruit crops like plum and apricot.