The sudden downpour has served a severe blow to chilli farmers who suffered indescribable loss as the crop got soaked in the rain and dashed their hopes of reaping rich benefit.
The sudden rain on Saturday left many farmers across the district high and dry. Majority of the farmers, particularly at Parkal town, dried the harvested chilli crop on the ground and the unexpected rain damaged the whole of it within minutes.
Across the district, the farmers raised chilli in 550 hectares and the crop commanded ₹ 6,000 to ₹ 7,000 per quintal last year. This year it was commanding ₹ 9,000 per quintal. As the farmers were waiting to realise their dream of cashing in on their hardwork, it went waste within minutes.
At Bhupalpally BJP leaders who visited the villages wanted the State government to buy the soaked chilli crop and rescue the farmers.
The sudden rain witnessed in several places including the Warangal city caused untold misery to the citizens and the cold winds further compounded the problem.