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Oilseeds Prospects Improve

Oilseeds Prospects Improve INITIAL anxiety about kharif oilseed crops prospects due to delay in the traditional start of the south-west monsoon, inadequate precipitation hampering normal sowing operations and the prolonged dry spell thereafter has given way to a feeling of perceptible relief following vigorous onset of monsoon covering almost all the important oilseeds-producing areas in the country. The wet spell has not only helped to salvage the entire early sown crops but also given a big boost to farming activity. The overall performance of the monsoon has not been very satisfactory in that till July 22, rainfall had been deficient in 21 out of the 35 meteorological subdivisions, normal in 12 and excess in two. No firm conclusions can be drawn from the overall behaviour of the monsoon as climatic conditions which differ not only from state to state but also from region to region in a state have varying impact on the fortunes of different crops

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