11-03-2014 03:35 AM | India

Storms batter half of India, damage farms and crops

Parts of north India, including Delhi, could experience an extended winter, as a cluster of stormy weather systems known as “western disturbances” has closed in on nearly half of the country from many sides.

These disturbances are expected to last till March 17-18 as forecasters said another wet spell is likely to move in from Pakistan on March 15, and last for two-three days.

Storms battered farms in nine states and threaten to hold up harvesting of the main winter or rabi crop, which accounts for 50% of India’s total food output. Disruptions in harvest could push up food prices again.
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