UTTAB PRADESH GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 19, 195c [J?AET OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH, SERVICES, UTTAR PRADESH The following statement showing seizures and deaths from pUguo, cholera and anwll-pox reported in nr I'rfdesh, during Mio wepfe ending Nnr.anber o 1955, is published for trenural IG for motion : UTTAB PEADBSH Plague Seizures Dfii Small-pas Total Districts and Citip- LUOKNOW : vMittbfr 10, I !).ir». MON'HLY AGRTCUL"UR\L BFP1RT OF PRADESH FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1955 T- —Reason During the first and third weeks of the month under report, there tvere light to moderate rains in almost til the districts of the State. Duiing the second -?HEr fourth Wc^ks. there were moderate to heavy runs in the L.rge m. joiity of districts and light Kins in the rest. Tne -weather remained cool and clouch throughout. The tot^l r^inl 11 for the mouth was in slight to large excess of the noiiml in the mt.jority cf the distiicts tnd in defect of the noiniiJ. in the rest. In the annexed statement is given the clistiiot- Anise distribution of rain full in inches dining the month. TF — Agricultural Operations Heavy rains during the month geiieifJly delayed agricultural oporations in the niL joiity of districts. However, the cultivators lenuJned busy in piepc.iing Ic.nd for the next mfc/ciops. Ht-ivestirg of uuize, eiily paddy, and other e^ily khufi/ cicps w*s going on. Sowing of grb.m and potatoes and. pukikg of i-ntton started in Pome are.,s. flJ — Standing C'/o^s J V — P)'08j)tdt> ofHarvtvt The condition of standing crops and their prospects of outturn were reported to be generally st.tisft ctoiy except in hretts iv^ich were &,uveisely tffjcted by excessive rains and fljods. Pmther repoits of dMnc^'e to'th? standing ciopa, viz. p-ddyr sugtrctne, bajra '• and pnls^s by w"dt?i -lagging (ine to he^vy r^ins Vcie reoeivert, fi'iim tue Muz.Jff!..infc,gt,,r, ileerut, BiiJundwhf.hi, Aligarh. Mathura, Agia,, Bhbhit, Allt-lt.bt.d, Gou.kh- nur and Azamgu,rh aistiicts. However, the condition of the sng^retune and pc,ddy crops in the uplands is reports to be satisf^ctoiy in tne-se distiicts. On the bftsia of the reports received so fh,r from the Dis- trict GffiecKTB, the ttver^-ge $nna condition (expressed JIB percentftge) of the kharij crops in. tne State is roughly «atitiaa.t©d at 77 per eent of tjjo normal, AH Epidoniif.s Nil K. M. LAL, Director, }'--Dunt(i(/f id Ci'Ujji Danielle to the standingkhufij ciops by eU-e.ssiu- rains and fljod«3 resulting in, -water-logging Jii low- ly ing areas, h&s been clenoiibed above. Acc-ordino to t-ne report for the month under review receiver! from the Entomologist to Government. U. P., fijltl rats caused wtra.y damage to paddy and .sugarcane crops in a few districts. iStrt-y attack-s of gif>ss- hoppei'8 on pa-ddy. cotton and sugarcane, ofgiaidJiy bug on pi day, of pyidla i.n Hugf.itt.ne, of red cotton bug and cotton le^ f roller nn rotton, and of termite,s on groundnut \\ci"e reported (TOUT se\ eral districts. Contiol meftMires aga.inHt these ti^ld rats and jjests ^ei'o imdertfcken ny the 1'ln.nt Protection Seivjct. r. P. VI—Agricultural Mock J'he condition of livestock was on the whole sjatisfuctory although cattle di.seases ha\e, as usual, been reporter! from a number of distiicts. The figures for the number of seizures, deaths and mor- ality from infectious cattle diseases dining this ajul I he preceding months are presented in the Table given below, which hEiS been prepared from the data furnished bv Hit Director of Animal Husbandry and Fisheiits, U. P- It would r ppea.r from this T«-ble tht'.t, E.h eoinpfed >\ith the prevjons month, the tots.l number (it st-izures recoicled an in.crea.se of 17'S per cent and the 1otd miinbei1 of deaths a decline of 21-4 jjej1 cent resulting in »\ fn.ll in mortality from 40 tu ^7. As regards Anthrax, there was an increase of 7'1 per cent in the number of seizures and of ^6'1 per cent in the number of deaths,, resulting in a rise in mortality from 82 to 1)7. An for Haeinorrhagic Septicaemia, there was a fi.,11 of 21'tt per cent in the number of seizures and of 25-3 per cent hi the number, of deaths, leading fco a ftll in mortality fioin 85 to 81. As regards Blt,ckcmaiter} the number of seizures and deaths dfaclmed by 16-6 per cent and 19-5 per cent respectively, resuliing in a decline in niortUity from (S2 to 79. In the ch.se of Rinderpest, there was a decrease of 15'8 per cent in the number of seizures 0.ud oi 15-0 par cent in the number of deaths, in consequence of which mortality recoidcd a nomin&l rise fiom 60 to 61. As for fjot-and-nionth disease, there w&& an increase of 58*4 per cent in the number of seizures and a decrease of 66*7 per cent in tht number of deaths, which led to a decline in morft Jity from 0-58 to 0*12, Tnere were 17 oases of seizures and deaths from other diseases as against no case of seizure or death in the previous month.