(In South Asia) the autumn crop sown at the beginning of the summer rains.
- The area under sugarcane in the current kharif season has increased by 336,000 ha to 4.085 million ha as compared with 3.749 million ha in the previous year.
- He pointed out that he had never seen such a situation where in the month of July, a crucial period for kharif crops, the rains failed absolutely in Punjab.
- He said the delay in monsoon had adversely affected all kharif crops, particularly bajra.
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