410 UTTAR PRADESH GAZETTfr OCTOBER 22, 1955 OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, UTTAR PRADESH Qtitar Districts and Cities Allahabad City Azamgarh District ffa'dci District Jaunpur District Total >r_fche- week, ending October 1, 1955 : Districts ?nd Cities UTTAB PRADESH Plague Seizures Deaths Seizures Death! Small-pox Seizures Deaths I 4 3 Plagua gaizurea Deaths 0 holer* Siaall-pox Eta\vah District "Hardoi District Jaunpur District Total 0:t-ber 13, Saizaraa Daatha Seizures Deaths A. N. CHOPRA, Director; MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT OF UTTAR PRADESH FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 1955. /—Season, During the first fortnight of the month under report there were modarate to heavy rains in many districts and light to moderate laina in the rest. During the second fortnight, there were light to mpderate rains in the majority of districts and sporadic showers to light r«ins in the rest. Tne total ro.inL.ll for the month was in slight to large excess of the normal in the ma- jority of districts and in slight to moderate defect of the normal in the rest. Tne weather remained, sultry throughout the month. Ths annexed statement shows the districtwise distribution of rainfall in inches during the month. II—Agricultural operations Preparation of land for the next rabi crops continued in the large majority of districts. Sowing of kharif crops and transplantation of Ute paddy remained in full swing in rainy districts and were practically over by the end of the month. The weeding operations of the standing kharif crops continued in certain districts. Harvesting of maize started in a few districts. Due to excessive rains and floods, the agriomtwr&I operations were held up in many district^ .particularly in eastern 17. P. III—Standing crops j and \ IV—Prospects of harvest The condition of the standing cropa and, their prospects of outturn Were reported to be generally satisfactory except in areas which were adversely affec- ted by heavy rains and floods. Severe and extensive damage to the standing crops was caused as a result of floods and water-logging in the, low-lying areas pf Ea.izb.bad, Jaunpm*, GoraJdipiir/ "Basti, AzF.mgai'hj Daoria, SultanpUTj Prats.pgarh, Allahabad, Banaran, Gonda, Bahr&ich &nd Ballia distiicts. On the other hand3 some damage to pp.ddy crop was reported from the districts of Naini TtJ, M^inpuri and Moradabad due to scanty rains. V—Damage to crops Damage caused to the standing kharif crops by floodSj water-logging and scarcity of rains has already been described above. According to the report received from the Entomologist to Government, IX P., field rats caused damage to juar) maize, paddy, sugar- cB,ne and, groundnut crops in some'" districts. Attach of top shoot borer on sugarcane, of gundhy bug on paddy and sawan s,nd of kharif grass-hoppers on juar, sawan and sugarcane were reported from several districts. Control measures against these field rats and - pests were undertaken by the Plant [Protection Service, U P.