IMPACT OF LATE RAIN ON AGRICULTURE (25/60)

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28 year old, Ravindra Kumar, one of the farmers of Village Rajagaon in Block Machreta of Uttar Pradesh, India points to his barren farmland. He usually produces rice, wheat and sugarcane but this season he has been unable to grow any crop because of late rains. 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.
28 year old, Ravindra Kumar, one of the farmers of Village Rajagaon in Block Machreta of Uttar Pradesh, India points to his barren farmland. He usually produces rice, wheat and sugarcane but this season he has been unable to grow any crop because of late rains. 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...
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