GAZETTE, DECEMBER 37, 1955
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, OTTAR PRADESH
The following statement showing seizures and deaths from plj.£ue, cholera and small-pox reported in
: Pradesh, during the weak ending December X, 1955, is published for general information :
District 9 and Git IPS
Dirhra Dun District..
Add for the week ending November 26, 1955 '
Disirictfl und O^ies r-
Dehra Dun District
Jaunpur District ..
Sitapnr District ..
LUCK sow :
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K. M. LAL, Director.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT OF UTTAR
PRADESH FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 1955
During the first and second weeks of the mouth
under report, there were widespread and heavy rains
in a large number of districts of the State, mostly wes-
tern and central and light to moderate rains in the rest.
There were practically to rains during the third and
fourth week** of the month throughout the State
except for light showers in some districts during the
third week. The weather during the second fortnight
became criol and clear. The t ntal rainfall for' the month
was in slight to large excess of the normal in almost
all tho districts except the three eastern districts
of Baiuras. J\Iimipur ami Jaumir. whore it was in
The untimely and heavy rains during the first fort-
night of the month generally delayed agricidtural
operations in the majority of the districts However, in
areas not affected by floods and water-logging, prepara-
tion of laud for the next rabi crops was going on.
Jn certain areas, sowing of mbi crops, particularly
po-latoes, peas and gram, had commenced. Whilst
harvesting of early paddy was almost over, that of
j'iiar and oajru had started. Picking of cotton
wan going on in some cot Ton-growing areas. Harvest-
ing of mandiia, maiz<* and pulses WON being done in
the hilly districts.
T V—Prospects of Harvest
The condition of tho standing crops was reported to
Vje fairly satisfactory throughout the Stale except in
the areas adversely affected by excessive rains, floods
andwat^r-logging. The sugarcane and late paddy crops
were, on the whole, doing well. The cotton, maize,
jurii\ Ixtjrrt. early paddy and fodder crops sustained
considerable damage as a result of excessive rains, parti-
cularly in the low-lying areas. On the basis of the
reports received so far from the District Agricultural
Officers of the important cotton-giowing districts, the
average anna condition (expressed aw percentage) of
the cotton crop for tho State is roughly estimated at
4B per cent of the normal.
V—Damage to Crops
Heavy rains and floods during the first fortnight
of the month caused considerable damage to the
standing crops in several districts, particidarly in the
western and central parts of the State. During the
second fortnight, some damage to the standing crops
by rain and hailstorm was reported from the hilly tracts
of the DehraDun District. The kftarif crops also
sustained some damage by rains in the Hamirpur Dis-
In accordance with the report received from the
Entomologist to Government, U. P,3 stray reports of
damage to the paddy and wd oropy by field rats