IMPACT OF LATE RAIN ON AGRICULTURE (32/60)

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22 members of the family depend of Suryapal Singh (centre). Less rains have affected his crop production adversely. Here he is seen with part of his family in village Purabaiju, in Lagunj, 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.
22 members of the family depend of Suryapal Singh (centre). Less rains have affected his crop production adversely. Here he is seen with part of his family in village Purabaiju, in Lagunj, 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,...
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