pABT VIII] UTTAR PRADESH GAZETTE, JULY 23, 1955 287 Moiitfily Agricultural Report of TJttar Pradesh for the month of May, 1955 I—Season During tho first and fourth weeks of the muiith under report there were scanty and scattered showers , of ram in about one-third of the districts of the State and no rain in the rest. During the second and third weeks, there were only sporadic showers in a few dis- tricts while the large majority of districts remained dry and hot. The total rainfall for the month was in moderate to large defect of the normal in all the districts uf the State. TheVeathor remained dry and hot with "loo" and occasional dust-storms du- ring the month. 1F—Agricultural Op&rations Pi-eparation of land for the next kharif crops was in progress in a number of districts and the .sowing of early klwrij crops also commenced. Harvesting of mbi crops was over but the threshing and winnow- ing of the harvested rabi crops continued in full swing throughout the State and were almost nearing completion by the end of the month. Harvesting and threshing of the zaid crops were also gbing on in a number of districts. The standing anrgarcane and mid crops were being irrigated in a large majority of districts. Ill—Standing Crops and IV—Prospects of harvest The condition of the standing sugarcane and zaid crops was generally satisfactory. A little damage to r.aid crops had been caused in the Etah District owing to non-avail ability of water from canals. V—Damage, to Crops Damage to harvested crop lying on the threshing floor wa,s caused by hailstorm in certain parts of Meerut District. According to the reports received from the Entomologist to Government, U. P., field rats caused damage to the sugarcane crop in a few rlistrcits. Attack of pyrilla and termites on the sugarcane crop was also reported from several districts. Control measures against these field rats and pests wore undertaken by the Plant Protection Service, i U. P. ( VI— Agricultural StocJc , 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 preceding .. months are presented in the Table given below, which has been prepared from the daba furnished by the Director of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, U. P. Tt would appear from this table thab as compared with the previous month, there was a decrease of 37-7 per cent, in the total number of seizures and an increase of 39-3 per cent, in the total number of deaths, causing mortality to rise from 3 to 7. As regards Anthrax, there was a decline of 35'7 per cent, in the number of seizures and of 2-0 per cent, in the number of deaths, in consequences of which mortality regis- tered a steep rise from 43 to 96. In the case of Hae- morrhagic Septicaemia, there was a decline of 23'8 ' per cent, and of 39'8 per cent, in the number of seizures and deaths, respectively, with the result that mortality fell from 99 to 78. As for Black Quarter, the number ; QC q eizures and deaths wjare both, about 1*9 times those in the preceding month and mortality alwo rose from 03 to £>G. In the case of Rinderpest, the number of seizures and deaths were both about 1'7 times those of the previous month and mortality recorded a slight rise from 52 to 53. AH rcgnrdti Foot and Mouth disease, whilst there was a decline of 41*/) per cent, in the number of seizures, the number of deaths rose by 4'2 per cent, but mortality rose from 0-Ifl to 0 35. There were no cases of seizures or deaths from other diseases during this and the, preceding months. TABLE : Number of seizures, deaths and mortality from Infectious Cattle, Diseases during the months of April and May, 1955. Seizures Doatha Mortality Diseases ----- April May April May April May 115 S4 31 ti-1 Blurt. Quar- ter. Rinderpest Foot and 12,321 7,204 mouth.. Other Diseases 50 S3 203 24 40 of) 43 99 90 7S 35j 52 53 26 0- 10 U* 35 Total .. lJ,U.-»» S,n71 of u.. Mortality = —T~ -X 100 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. VIII—Health and Labour in Rural Areas The health of the labouring population engaged in agriculture in rural areas was reported to be generally ,,-,i"tisfactory. S. B. SINGH, Director of Agricu&ure. BE rr KNOWN , Shivday ill Agtivwal, son of Lala Shri BadnPrasad, resident uf KDSI Knlan, who was admitted to the beuriit* of partnership in the partnership firm, named and styled as ILesars. Nathimal Badri Prasad, Kosi Kalan, attained majority on January 25, 1955 and havo now opted to become a partner in the1 said firm. I have now Ijpcome a partner in. the baid firm with J/5 shard in th<* profit of the firm and 1/4 share in the losses of the firm. SHIVDAYAL AGBAWAL- "Thifl is to inform *>he public that a registered firm styled ae "Kauda and Coy.*9 between Shri Chaman Lai Nancta and Shri Bakshi Bam Nanda of Kamachha, been started from list April, 1954". <J.