Climate change, one of the biggest threats to India's agriculture sector, is wreaking havoc on crop yields as the annual monsoon season becomes longer bringing more heavy rains.
The monsoons that usually last from June to September has continued into late October. This brought constant heavy rains that damaged the early table grape crop in major production area Nashik, near Mumbai. Tomato, cauliflower and many other crops are suffering due to the unexpected longer rainfall. This leaves farmer worried at the long term effects of climate change and as a result changing weather patterns.
They don't only contend with heavy rains, but the sweltering heatwaves in the North of India earlier this year also continue for much longer. This in turn also impacts on the yields and cause losses for farmers.