Crop Sowing Affected in UP Due to Low Rainfall; CM Yogi Assures Govt Committed to Safeguard Farmers’ Interests

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officers to regulate the scenario arising within the state with crop sowing being affected in 15 districts as a result of lesser rainfall. The UP CM has instructed departments of agriculture, irrigation, reduction, and income, amongst others, to remain on alert mode.

This yr, until July 31, the state has obtained a complete of 191.8 mm of rainfall, which is lower than 353.65 mm within the yr 2021 and 349.85 mm within the yr 2020. In the meantime, Agra was the one district that obtained regular (greater than 120%) rainfall.

CM Yogi Adityanath has mentioned that the federal government is set to safeguard the pursuits of all farmers and if wanted, it should additionally give monetary help to farmers to make sure that not a single farmer suffers.

Firozabad, Etah, Hathras, Kheri, Auraiya, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Varanasi and Hapur obtained regular rainfall (80% to 120%) whereas downpour in Mathura, Balrampur, Lalitpur, Etawah, Bhadohi, Ambedkar Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Ghazipur, Kannauj, Jalaun, Meerut, Sambhal, Sonbhadra, Lucknow, Saharanpur and Mirzapur have obtained beneath regular (60%-80%). There are 30 districts within the state the place solely 40% to 60% of the traditional rainfall has been recorded whereas 19 districts have obtained lower than 40 per cent rainfall. As per data, the sowing of Kharif crops has been affected in these districts.

Kanpur, Amroha, Moradabad, Gonda, Mau, Bahraich, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ghaziabad, Kaushambi, Ballia, Shravasti, Gautam Budh Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Kushinagar, Jaunpur, Kanpur Dehat, Farrukhabad and Rampur obtained solely 40% of the rainfall as in comparison with regular. CM Yogi has instructed that particular consideration must be given to those districts.

The wet season normally begins in Uttar Pradesh by June 15 and continues until September 15. Rainfall ensures the prosperity of agriculture. The monsoon just isn’t regular this time. Nonetheless, together with irrigation from pure rainwater, the irrigation facility has been improved by the federal government with the enlargement of canals, and tube wells. Rampur has obtained solely 18% of the rainfall as in comparison with regular, however until now 98% of the Kharif crop seeds have been sown right here.

In line with the meteorologists, the rainfall situations can be regular in August and September. There are 15 districts the place crop sowing is lower than 75% of the goal.

The UP Authorities has requested numerous departments together with Agriculture, Irrigation, Reduction, and Income-related departments to remain in alert mode. The departments have been requested to take care of steady communication with farmers via Krishi Vigyan Kendras, agricultural universities and agricultural scientists in every district.

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