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May 1, 2019 - Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan - Pakistani farmer's family busy in harvesting & thrashing the wheat crops in current procurement wheat season in their fields in suburb of Lahore. As damage due to widespread hailstorm, torrential rains, and gusty winds earlier in the week damaged up to 150,000 tons of standing mature wheat crop in the Punjab province, an official estimate showed on Tuesday. Large-scale rain and hailstorm were also reported on April 16 and Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast a wave of downpour of similar intensity on April 17. The damage to standing wheat crop has also been estimated due to lodging (bending) of plants over a vast area, an initial assessment prepared by Provincial Agriculture Department said.Pakistani As harvesting starts, Punjab now expects to reap 29.55 million tons wheat against earlier estimates of over 39 million tons, as a combination of climate change â€“ hailstorms, windstorms, persistent rainsâ€“ and rust attack took toll on the crop. (Credit Image: © Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)
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