CM Yogi has stated that the administration is committed to defending the interests of all farmers and, if necessary, will also provide them with financial support.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has ordered officials to monitor the situation as crop sowing has been hampered in 15 districts by a lack of rainfall. The UP CM has directed many departments to remain in alert mode, including those in charge of agriculture, irrigation, relief, and revenue.
Up until July 31 of this year, the state had gotten 191.8 mm of rain, which is less than the 353.65 mm in 2021 and the 349.85 mm in 2020. The only district to receive normal rainfall (more than 120 percent) was Agra.
According to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the administration is committed to defending the interests of all farmers and, if necessary, will provide them with financial support to guarantee that no farmer suffers.
In contrast to Mathura, Balrampur, Lalitpur, Etawah, Bhadohi, Ambedkar Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Ghazipur, Kannauj, Jalaun, Meerut, Sambhal, Sonbhadra, Lucknow, Saharanpur and Mirzapur, which saw below-average rainfall, Firozabad, Etah, Hathras, Kheri, Auraiya, Chitrakoot, Pra (60 percent -80 percent ). In 30 of the state’s districts, only 40% to 60% of the average rainfall has been recorded, while only 40% or less has fallen in 19 other districts. According to sources, these districts have experienced difficulties with the seeding of Kharif crops.
Only 40% of the usual rainfall fell in Kanpur, Amroha, Moradabad, Gonda, Mau, Bahraich, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ghaziabad, Kaushambi, Ballia, Shravasti, Gautam Budh Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Kushinagar, Jaunpur, Kanpur Dehat, Farrukhabad, and Rampur. CM Yogi has directed that these districts receive special attention.
In Uttar Pradesh, the rainy season typically begins on June 15 and lasts through September 15. Agriculture’s prosperity is ensured by rainfall. This year’s monsoon is unusual. However, in addition to irrigation using rainwater collected naturally, the government has enhanced the irrigation system with the construction of new canals and tube wells. Rampur has only received 18% of the usual rainfall, but 98% of the Kharif crop seeds have been sowed here as at this point.
The weather forecasters predict that rainfall levels in August and September will be typical. Crop sowing is less than 75% of the desired level in 15 districts.
The UP government has instructed a number of departments, including those dealing with agriculture, irrigation, relief, and revenue, to remain on high alert. Through Krishi Vigyan Kendras, agricultural institutions, and agricultural experts in each district, the departments have been asked to keep in constant contact with farmers.