- July 11, 2018
Paddy cultivation drop 30% due to deficient rain
Deficient rain hit paddy cultivation in UP. Monsoon arrived 2 days early on June 27 in Western UP, but recorded 26% less rain. Agra received 60 mm rain, against the average of 500 mm. Kanpur received 50% less rainfall, paddy cultivation dropped by 30%. In Bahraich, above 42 degrees heat and lack of rain damaged paddy crops.