Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In South Asia) the grain crop sown in September and reaped in the spring.
- With a good monsoon, the kharif crop was buoyant and rabi is also expected to do well, going by the meteorological department's forecast of a prolonged winter.
- Farmers who had already lost their last rabi crops due to the scanty rainfall are now losing their kharif crops, which have been badly damaged due to non arrival of rains.
- This has helped in solving the problem of drinking water, bringing some lands under rabi crops and generating employment opportunities.
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