Monsoon Rains in UP: There are 30 districts in UP, where 40 percent to 60 percent of the rain has been received and 19 districts have received less than 40 percent of the rain.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that this time there has been less rain in the state. Still, farmers will not be allowed to suffer. He has given instructions for continuous review of rainfall and sowing in all the districts. He was speaking in a meeting with officials of the departments concerned on Monday.
The CM said that all the concerned departments including agriculture, irrigation, relief, revenue should be in alert mode. Maintain continuous communication with farmers through Krishi Vigyan Kendras, agricultural universities and scientists in every district and provide correct information to farmers. Rain gauges should be installed at the development block level. Also keep an eye out for floods or heavy rains. Disaster Management Teams should be active at all times. He also directed to prepare a concrete action plan to bring the production of pulses and oilseed crops according to the demand. Said, there is immense potential in this in Bundelkhand region.
More than 40 percent rain in 19 districts
It was informed in the meeting that in comparison to normal in Kanpur, Amroha, Moradabad, Gonda, Mau, Bahraich, Basti, Sant Kabirnagar, Ghaziabad, Kaushambi, Ballia, Shravasti, Gautam Budh Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Kushinagar, Jaunpur, Kanpur Dehat, Farrukhabad and Rampur districts. It has rained less than 40 per cent. Normal (80 to 120 percent) in Firozabad, Etah, Hathras, Kheri, Auraiya, Chitrakoot, Pratapgarh, Varanasi and Hapur and Mathura, Balrampur, Lalitpur, Etawah, Bhadohi, Ambedkar Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Ghazipur, Kannauj, Jalaun, Meerut, Sambhal, Sonbhadra, Lucknow, Saharanpur and Mirzapur have received below normal (60 to 80 per cent) rainfall. Only 40 to 60 percent of the rain has been received in 30 districts. On this, the CM said that the government has improved the irrigation facility through the expansion of canals and tube wells. Rampur is such a district that it has received only 18 percent rainfall as compared to normal, but 98 percent of the crop has been sown here. CM instructed to prepare the details of sowing crops by mapping agricultural crops in all the districts in a week.
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Monsoon not normal this time – CM
The CM said, “Generally, the monsoon season in UP starts from June 15 and continues till September 15. Monsoon is not normal this time. However, the irrigation system has been improved by expanding canals and tube wells along with irrigation using natural water.” According to the statement, against the target of sowing of 96.03 lakh hectare on July 13 under Kharif campaign for the year 2022-23, 81.49 lakh hectare has been sown till August 1, which is 84.8 percent of the target.
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The Chief Minister also described rainfall measurement as important and said that many policies of the government depend on its assessment. He said that at present, rain gauges have been installed at the tehsil level and now they need to be installed at the block level also.
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