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Sesame seeds: cyclone "Tauktae" threatens summer crops

May 21, 2021 at 10:40 AM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Cyclone "Tauktae" caused violent winds and above-average rainfall this week, especially in the Indian states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Farmers now fear for their summer crops.

Damages still to be determined

In recent weeks, Indian market players had repeatedly reported unseasonal rainfall, which, however, after initial concern, was said to have had little impact on the summer crop. This changed when cyclone "Tauktae" came on the scene, bringing stormy weather and heavy rainfall. The Indian state of Gujarat, where sesame seed farmers grow much of the summer crop, has also been affected. The impact is particularly critical in regions that are in the midst of the harvesting process and where the already harvested plants are left ou

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