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Ritesh is seen working on the paddy (rice) fields in a village in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, India. The height of the paddy is visibly shorter than average because of less and late rain. 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.
Ritesh is seen working on the paddy (rice) fields in a village in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, India. The height of the paddy is visibly shorter than average because of less and late rain. 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...
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