IMPACT OF LATE RAIN ON AGRICULTURE (39/60)
Villagers are seen next to their barren farmlands in village Rajagaon of block Machreta in Uttar Pradesh, India. 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 yea 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.
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