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UP farmers expect bumper paddy crop this year with good monsoons

After several years, farmers completed paddy plantation in more than 80% of crop area by the third week of July

Farmers plant paddy saplings at an agricultural field in Vijayawada.
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Farmers plant paddy saplings at an agricultural field

Siddharth Kalhans Lucknow
While there is considerable gloom on the industrial front in Uttar Pradesh, paddy farmers in the state are expecting a good crop due to above-average rain this monsoon. After several years, UP farmers completed paddy plantation in more than 80 per cent of crop area in the third week of July. In most of the paddy-rich districts above average rain has been recorded this year in July.

According to agriculture department officials, in most of the districts the plantation of early variety of paddy has been completed. Only a few farmers, who are waiting to harvest maize crop, will complete paddy

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First Published: Jul 24 2020 | 3:49 PM IST

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