Punjab: As wheat sowing window begins, only 45 per cent paddy harvest done.

Farmers in Punjab have yet to harvest nearly 45 per cent paddy crop even as the wheat sowing season gets underway, November 1. The best period for wheat sowing in Punjab is from November 1 to November 15 and sowing after this period affects the yield. Wheat is sown after paddy harvesting in the state and nearly 35 lakh hectares area is dedicated under it here. The reason for the delay of paddy harvesting was late sowing of paddy and then late monsoon rains in the last week of September month which delayed ripening of the crop.