CJTTATv PRADESH GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 10,1955
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT OF
T7TTAR PRADESH FOR THE MONTH OF
During the first week of the month under review
there wore hen vy rnins in the large majority of districts
and moderate rains elsewhere. During1 the second
\vpok tlioi'c were widespread and heavy rains in many
dist'Vi rN ;md Haht to moderate rains in the rest. During
the tlrirl w^fk there were widespread and unusually
he.ivy rains, in practically all the eastern districts and
light'nhowei s to moderate rains in the rest. During
the fourth week there were generally light showers to
moderate rains an many districts and heavy rains in
a, few districts. Rains during the last two weeks
w^re generally inadequate in the western districts
where more rains were badly needed. The total
rainfall for the month was in slight defect of the normal
in some districts, mostly western and in slight to very
larse excess of the normal in the rest. The weather
remained cool and cloudy throughout the month.
Th^ annexed statement shows the district wise
distribution of the rainfall in inches during the
Sowing of Kharif crops was in progiess in the
majority of the districts and was practically over by
the end of the month except for some late Kharif crops.
Transplantation of paddy had alsc commenced. Pre-
paration of the seed bed for the next Rabi crops started
in a few districts All the agricultural operations
were held up in certain parts of some eastern and Oudh
districts which wero affected by unprecedented floods
and excessive rains. The weeding operations of the
standing Kharif crops were in progress. Irrigation of
the standing Kharif crops, particularly sugarcane,
was lesorted to in a few western districta.
IV—Prospects of Harvest
The condition of the standing crops was reported
to be generally satisfactory in the majority of the dis-
tricts. However, owing to excessive rains and floods,
extensive and severe damage was caused to the
standing crops in the eastern districts particularly in
Faizabad, Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, Basti, Azamgarh,
Deoria, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh and Allahabad.
V—Damage to crops
Besides the damage noted ILL the preceding section
by heavy rains and floods in the eastern districts the
standing Kharif crops in the western districts were
adversely affected on account of inadequate i#ins.
According to the report received from the Entomologist
to Government, Uttar Pradesh field rats caused damage
to the sugarcane, groundnut, juar, and maize crops
in a few districts. Attacks of pyrilla, top borer and
root borer on the sugarcane crop were reported fro-m
several districts. Control measures against these
field rats and pests were undertaken by the Plant
Protection Service, Uttor Pradesh.
The condition of the livestock was on the wluj-
satisfactory although cattle diseases have, as usual '
been reported from a number of district a, The figu^
fur the number of seizures, deaths and mortality fr0J '
infectious cattle diseases during this and the pre'cediiuf
months are prehented in the Table given below, \vliicii
has been prepared from the data furnished by
the Director of Animal Husbandry and Fislieri^
Uttar Pradesh. It would appear from this table
that as compared with the previous month, there TO< '
a decline of 25-4 per cent in the total number of ssi-'
ziirna, but the total number of deaths was about 2v» j
1 im°,s that of the previous month, with the result that ;
mortality rose from 17 to 62 As regards Anthrax,
the number of seizures and deaths were about 5-1
und 5-6 times respectively of those in the previous
month which resulted in the rise of mortality from HI
to 100 As for Haemorragic (Septicaemia, the number \
of seizures and deaths were both practically about
7- 8 times those in the preceding month, and mortality
recorded only a nominal rise from 84 to 85 •. In the
case of Blackquarter, the number of seizures and death
ware both practically about 4-8 times those of the
previous month, but mortality remained stationary
at 98. As for Rinderpest, there was a decline of lo-s
pf>r cent in the number of seizres and of 18-0 per cent
in the number of deaths and mortality registered a',
decline from 65 to 63. As regards Foot-ami-Mouth J
disease, there was p, decrease of 76-7 per cent intlv '
number of seizures and of 66• 7 per cent, in the number i
of deaths, resulting in the rise of mortality from 0-21 j
to 0 -29. As for Obher Diseases, the number of the ;
seizures and deaths were 4 and 3 respectively as against J
no case of seizures or deaths in the previous month,'
TABLE—Number of seizures, deatJi and Mortality
from infectious cattle diseases during ih
months of June and July, 1955.
,1 Seizures Deaths Mortality
June July June July June Jnlj
206 37 206 97 1IH
Hame. Sept. . .
1,934 208 1C42 84 B
Blackquarter . .
271 36 265 98 "8
Rinderpest - .
829 638 523 65 d»
Foot and Mouth
. . 4,390
1,021 fl 3 0-21 fl'29
4: .. 3 .. ft
. . " ,1,717
4,265 94 R 2,642 17 t-
Number of Deaths Mnrtfllitv — _ , _ v 100
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
in the flood effected western districts where scarcity
of both theae was felt,