IMPACT OF LATE RAIN ON AGRICULTURE (19/60)

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Sushil Kumar, one of the most influential land owners in Village Rajagaon in Block Machreta of Uttar Pradesh, India poses for a portrait in his barren farmland. He produces peppermint, rice, wheat and sugarcane but late rains have affected his production this season. 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.
Sushil Kumar, one of the most influential land owners in Village Rajagaon in Block Machreta of Uttar Pradesh, India poses for a portrait in his barren farmland. He produces peppermint, rice, wheat and sugarcane but late rains have affected his production this season. 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...
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