IMPACT OF LATE RAIN ON AGRICULTURE (59/60)

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Cyclists ride past the dried up Mourawa Rajwaha Canal in Unnao, Rae Bareli 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 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.
Cyclists ride past the dried up Mourawa Rajwaha Canal in Unnao, Rae Bareli 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 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.
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