UTTAR PRADESH GAZETTE, JUNE 25, 1955 V1IT Monthly Agricultural Report of Uttar Pradesh for the Month of April, 1955 7—tieason During the first and third weeks of the month under report, there was no rain throughout the State. During the second and fourth weeks, there were light and sporadic showers in about une-third of the dist- ricts ,ind no iMin in the rest. The total rainfall for the month was in rlofect of the normal in almost all the districts of the State except a few where it was in racers Bains during the month were accompanied by hailstorm in the districts of fclaharanpnr. Eijnor, Aligavh, Mathnra. Mainpuri, Etah and Allahabad, but no appreciable damage was caused to the stand- ing crops. // —Agricultural Operations Preparation of Jancl for, and sowing of, the sugur- trane and -aid crops was almost over Preparation of land for the next kharif crops was m progress in .some districts. Harvesting of rabi crops was practically over, but threshing and winnowing of the harvested produce continued. The standing sugarcane and said crops were irrigated in a large number of districts. Crushing of sugarcane, and its supply to the mills was atill continuing in some districts. ///—Standing Crops IV—Prospects of Harvest The condition of the .standing sugarcane and zaid crops was reported to be generally satisfactory. In the annexed statement are given the anna-con- ditions of important rabi crops, as reported by the District Officers. V—Damage to crops Slight localized damage to rabi crops by hailstorm was reported from a few districts. According to the reports received for the month Irom the Entomologist to Government Uttar Pradesh held rats caused some localized damage to the sugar-' ('.me .wheat and barley crop* ft, rie,veral districts. Attack of pynlla on the sugarcane crop was also re- ported from a few districts. Control measures aga- inst field rats and pyrilla were undertaken by the Plant Protection Service, Uttar Pradesh. ^—Agricultural titock The condition of the livestock was on the whole satisfactory although cattle diseases have, as usual been reported from a number of districts. The figures for the number of seizures, deaths and mortality from infectious cattle diseases during this and the prece- ding months are presented in table given below which has been prepared from the data furnished by the SS27 V^S Hllsbandrr ^d Fisheries, Uttar Pradesh. It would appear from this table that the were T^J±TS fd death8 durinS *« *°nth tb*l£JLd£f m rt 8 6S reMP6otively * those in frLP?Tn T ? h c?lmn« mortality to decline fell from 87 to 43. In the case of Haemorrhagic Sep- ticaemia, there was a decline of 35" 4- per cent m the number of seizures and of 26"5 per cent m the number of deaths resulting in a rise in mortality from 87 tn 99. As for Blaokquarler, the number of .seizures and deaths were 2-3 and :!•] times respectively of those in the preceding month whilst moitality fell from JOO to 93 The number of seizures and deaths from Rinderpest were 2-fi and 2-3 times respectively of those in the previous month, but the mortality declined from (50 to 52. As regards .Foot and Mouth disease, whilst the number of weizures were 2'9 t]Trn,s of those m the preceding month, the number of deaths were 24 againat 29 in the previous month, which ]e- sulted in a decline in mortality from (Hi7 to ()•], There were 110 cases of seizures or deaths from Other Diseases during this month as against 70 canes of seizures and .10 cases of deaths during the pre ceding month. TABLJB—Number of seizures, deaths and mortality from infectious cattle diseases during the months of March and April, 1955 Seizures Deaths Mortality March April Muroh April March April 234567 Anilirn-x 16 115 14 50 87 43 Hfiom. Sept. .. 130 84 113 S3 87 99 Blackquartor 20 45 20 42 100 93 Riiulerpeni 151 394 90 203 (if) ,12 Foot and Mouth .. 4,298 12,321 29 M 0-67 0-19 Other DisBftsea 70 50 71 Total . 4,686 12,959 316 402 Mortality = Number of deaths Number of seizures VII—Pasturage and Fodder Pasturage and fodder were reported to be generally adequate in almost all the districts of the State except a few from where scarcity of pasturage was reported. VIH—Health and Labour in Eural Arms The health of the labouring population engaged in agriculture in rural areas was reported to be generally satisfactory.