Extreme heat, no rain and power cuts
The situation is intensified by the fact that the country has received virtually no rain in two months. Power outages coupled with extreme heat witnessed in recent days have disrupted irrigation circuits and caused horticultural crops such as grapes to suffer from water stress. The situation is so bad that many grapes have fallen from the vines. Yields are expected to decline by 30-40%.
Farmers are left scrambling for water at present. But there is little hope that they will succeed as wells have dried up, non-permanent s