IMPACT OF LATE RAIN ON AGRICULTURE (28/60)

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A woman is seen working on the paddy (rice) fields in a village in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, India. The height of the paddy is visibly shorter than average because of less and late rain. 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.
A woman is seen working on the paddy (rice) fields in a village in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, India. The height of the paddy is visibly shorter than average because of less and late rain. 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...
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