As monsoon is playing hide and seek in parts of Punjab and Haryana, threats of draught is looming large in the region, says a report published in The Tribune.
Haryana has received 46.4 per cent of deficit in its average rainfall till date and is therefore worst affected.
Four districts in the neighbouring State of Punjab are also witnessing draught-like situation.
The deficiency in rainfall will adversely affect the cultivation and production of Kharif crops including paddy in the two States which requires surplus rainfall to grow.
Haryana’s Rohtak, Sirsa, Mahendragarh, Fatehabad, Kaithal, Jhajjar, Panchkula and Mewat have all recorded rain deficit.