Climate change in Gujarat harms farmers throughout the year, yet the CM is silent on World Environment Day

Dilip Patel

Gandhinagar, 5 June 2023

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel celebrated the state level celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2023 in Ambaji. Climate change and global warming have to be fought. Said that the change in weather due to climate change has caused a lot of loss to the farmers and economy of Gujarat. Despite 10 unseasonal rains in every region in Gujarat in 2023, no research or program has been announced by the Chief Minister or the Climate Change Department. Without saying a single word about agriculture, he said that along with environmental protection, industries also have to be developed in Gujarat. But in 2023, due to at least 10 rains, farmers are estimated to have a loss of more than 3 lakh crores. This is happening for the last 10 to 12 years. However, World Environment Day does not show that the government has any plans.

Climate change is going to have a very bad effect in Gujarat in the year 2022-23. In this regard, instead of announcing the government scheme, sporadic programs are being done. In which the Forest Department started forest cover of 10,000 plants prepared by Miyawaki method near Gabbar mountain under the Green Ambaji project. Announced to prepare forest cover of 10 lakh trees in 100 hectare at 82 places in the state. Seed ball and seed planting in 100 to 200 hectare area was started with the help of drone technology in Ambaji and its surrounding hilly areas.

There are 22 cultural forests across the state and oxygen parks are being set up by planting trees on a large scale in urban areas like Ahmedabad. From World Environment Day 2022, 75 banyan saplings were planted at 82 places in the state. Planting banyan trees in the name of one leader will not prevent climate change in 2023.

The Mishti project announced public awareness for mangrove plantations at 75 locations across the country, including 25 locations in 11 districts of Gujarat, but announced no plans on how the government would combat climate change or reduce unseasonal rains for agriculture. How does it intend to change crops to protect them from industry, which employs 60 percent of people in Gujarat

QR code launched for taking saplings. But no study on climate change has been disclosed in Gujarat. Inauguration of Upvan at Amirgarh, Panchavati Vikas Kendra at Interoli-Third, Online ordering of CTE/CCA to industries through WhatsApp, MoU with Charuset University for Post Graduate Diploma Course on Environment Audit, Monitoring and Technology, Pollution Free The sarpanch of the village was felicitated. But he has not uttered a word to address the unseasonal rains against agriculture.


In March and April 2023, all regions of Saurashtra received unseasonal rains for two consecutive months. Hail accompanied by rain has caused extensive damage to the mango crop.

Due to unseasonal rains, it was the farmers’ turn to cry for water at night.

Earlier rains have caused extensive damage to crops including wheat, gram, onion and cumin. There has been heavy damage to crops including millet.

It rained in many parts of the state for five days. Unseasonal rains started in the state in early March. After which after a week’s break, mow started again.

With the onset of summer, a monsoon-like atmosphere is created all over Gujarat.

The Meteorological Department had predicted rain for 5 consecutive days for 3 to 8 days over the areas of Saurashtra, North Gujarat, Kutch and East Gujarat. occurred.

There is still no possibility of closure of Mawtha in the beginning of June in the state.

On March 20 and 24, it rained in some areas of the state’s Kutch, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Aravali, Mahisagar, Panchmahal, Dahod, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Junagadh, Gir-Somnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar districts.

with heat and hail

Unseasonal rains are likely to continue in Gujarat till March 24. The Meteorological Department has also expressed the possibility of rain for the next five days. It rained in many areas in early June. There was severe heat in Gujarat in the month of March. There was hailstorm accompanied by strong winds in many areas of the state. It is raining continuously in many areas.

Weather patterns have changed in Gujarat. Due to these systems, it is raining in many areas.

Two cyclonic circulations formed over Rajasthan in early June. Western disturbances are continuously coming over Jammu and Kashmir.

Wheat production was reduced due to cold weather and cotton groundnut was damaged by heavy rains.

In Gujarat, farmers have suffered a lot due to two rounds of unseasonal rains in the summer.

When the time came for ravi harvesting, the crops including cumin, rayu, coriander, wheat, gram were badly damaged due to rain. Farmers were troubled by the increased prices of seeds, medicines and wages, while unseasonal rains had made them indebted.

Little did the farmers know that nature and the government would conspire.

After sowing wheat, the grains turned black when it rained. Traders gave low prices.

Unseasonal rains have caused heavy damage to crops, especially winter crops.

Farmers are eaten by traders, kings, thieves, peacocks, cattle. Now the government and the government is also eating the farmers.

The mango crop in South Gujarat has suffered a lot due to climate change. The only option is agriculture, in which farmers have migrated due to unseasonal rains.

27 districts

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel District Collector reviewed the damage caused by the rains. But till now no relief has been given to the farmers. The government also stopped agricultural insurance. In 111 talukas of 27 districts of the state, damage to ravi crop was reviewed following unseasonal rains ranging from 1 to 47 mm. There are mainly 33 talukas in 18 districts that have received more than 10 mm of rain. Initial reports on quality of rabi crops, damage to summer crops and fruits and other losses due to unseasonal rains in Amreli, Junagadh as well as Saurashtra-Kutch, central and north Gujarat were given.

sun season

Unseasonal rains also occurred in 27 districts between March 5 and March 9. For 6 consecutive days strong winds, dust storms, lightning accompanied by rain and snow. There was scattered rain in Aravalli, Panchmahal, Dahod, Mahisagar, Surat, Dang, Navsari, Valsad, Tapi. In Gujarat, crops like wheat and gram were ready in Rabi crop and it rained. The wheat standing in the field had fallen. Horticulture crops like gram, cumin, raido, coriander, fennel, onion and mango have been damaged. Farmers suffered losses in many areas of Amreli, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, North Gujarat and South Gujarat. The government has stopped insurance. Also, no assistance is given under the Mukhyamantri Krishi Sahay Yojana.

In Bharuch, Surat, Narmada of South Gujarat, it rained with thunderstorm. A woman died in Jambusar.

The Shetrunji river of Amreli and Bhavnagar used to flow on two banks.

31 March 2023

On March 31, 2023, it rained in many areas. Nine people died due to lightning and rain in Patan, Kheda, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Banaskantha, Chhota Udepur, Amreli, Dhari, Rajula Jaffrabad, Savarkundla and Botad districts. Rainfall was recorded in 91 talukas of Jarat, mainly concentrated in Mehsana, Banaskantha, Ahmedabad, Patan, Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha, Bhavnagar, Kheda, Anand, Narmada and Aravalli districts. While Bechraji in Mehsana received maximum rainfall of 65 mm, Danta in Banaskantha 55 mm, Ahmedabad city 54 mm, Vadgam in Banaskantha 52 mm and Chansma in Patan 50 mm. 256 areas were flooded in Ahmedabad. Sugarcane and watermelon, wheat, castor have suffered heavy losses in Disa district.

Seasonal rainfall has been increasing since last 12 years. Regarding which the Climate Change Department of Gujarat could not announce any research or measures. This department could not help the farmers in any way.

In 2019, crops were damaged in 22 lakh hectares due to unseasonal rains. Rupee. 700 crore package was announced. That too only for 5 lakh hectares.

when it rains

January 28, 2023- There has been a sudden change in the weather amidst continuous cold in Gujarat. Unseasonal rains have damaged crops in many places.

30 January 2023- Due to unseasonal rains, there has been heavy loss in more than 8 districts of the state.

March 5, 2023- Scorching heat in many areas of Saurashtra, unseasonal rains with hail, loss to farmers.

March 6, 2023- The produce of many farmers got wet due to sudden rains.

March 7, 2023- These rains have damaged the crops of mango, chiku, wheat and cumin.

March 11, 2023 – No compensation to farmers due to devastating rains in Visavadar region.

March 16, 2023 – Torrential unseasonal rains accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm caused damage to farmers.

March 17, 2023- Unseasonal rains in Junagadh’s Vanthali, saffron mangoes and heavy damage to agricultural produce.

March 18, 2023- Chilli, coriander and cumin crops were heavily damaged due to unseasonal rains.

March 19, 2023- Damage due to unseasonal rains in Junagadh.. North Gujarat received rain and hail.

March 20, 2023- It is raining unseasonally since last 15 days. Mustard and wheat crops have suffered huge damage due to unseasonal rains.

March 22, 2023- Unseasonal rains have started in Yatradham Ambaji. Crops were damaged due to unseasonal rains, new rivers came in the river.

March 31, 2023- Unseasonal rains occurred in many areas of the state yesterday. Help is being sought from the state government regarding the loss.

April 19, 2023- Unseasonal rains caused huge damage to the standing crops of the farmers.

April 27, 2023 – There is a possibility of damage to paddy crop in Dholka due to monsoon.

April 30, 2023 – Unseasonal rains accompanied by heavy rains caused widespread damage to the mango crop in South Gujarat. Monsoon started in the morning.

May 1, 2023- Unseasonal rains badly damaged the mango crop.

May 5, 2023- Mango crop has suffered the most due to unseasonal rains in Barda.

May 6, 2023- Hailstorm in Junagadh has caused huge damage to the crop. The unseasonal rains for the last 5 days have shaken the mangoes.