Now, district-wise weather forecasts for farmers

Radha Sharma | TNN Ahmedabad: Now farmers in Gujarat will get a twice-a-week update on the weather forecast of their district so that they can plan in advance on whether they should irrigate, wait for rains or cultivate the standing crops in time to protect themselves from crop damage. This service has been made possible by a tie-up between the agriculture and the weather department to give forecasts that are useful at the micro-level and help the farmers maximize gains and minimize damages due to fast-changing climate conditions.