ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Missed Targets, Absent Programmes

No Breakthrough Yet Nishtar REPORTS from all the oilseeds producing areas indicate almost ideal weather conditions. Indeed, the monsoon has been unusually kind this year till now. It started early and its subsequent progress has been very satisfactory. As many as 27 of the 31 meteorological subdivisions that comprise the / Indian subcontinent have reported excessive or normal rainfall as compared to 14 in the same period last year. The major groundnut crop is progressing well, and Saurashtra which accounts for nearly a third of the country's output expects a record crop. The prospect of another good agricultural year is certainly very pleasing. One must, however, keep one's fingers crossed because many crucial weeks still lie ahead; it is the August- September rains which decide the fate of the groundnut crop.

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