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Construction workers mend the bridge over Indira Canal in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, India. This canal is the main source of irrigation water for the whole region. The 4 month annual rainfall is crucial to summer sown crops as 60% of the farmlands are rainfed. North India experienced scanty rainfall in late june to july. Till August, rain in India has been 26% below 5 year average. Late rains moist the fields but it is not enough for rice, sugarcane, oilseeds and pulses. Late rains also damage the alternate crops that need less water.
Construction workers mend the bridge over Indira Canal in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, India. This canal is the main source of irrigation water for the whole region. The 4 month annual rainfall is crucial to summer sown crops as 60% of the farmlands are rainfed. North India experienced scanty rainfall in late june to july. Till August, rain in India has been 26% below 5 year average. Late rains moist the fields but it is not enough for rice, sugarcane, oilseeds and pulses. Late rains also...
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