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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of the rainfall on productivity of Rice in Punjab


Tushar Jain and Jitender Singh

Rice is the most important cereal staple food crop of more than half of the world's population, whereas in Asia more than 90 percent of the total population depends on rice. The major rice growing countries in Asia are China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Japan, etc. The major rice growing states in India are Punjab, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, etc. Most of the population as well as area of Punjab is involved in the cultivation of rice. Productivity of any crops mainly depends upon climate conditions. Plants obtain all the nutrients they required from an environment around them. Rainfall is one of the most important condition which play a major role in the production of rice. At the places where the ground water cannot be used in agriculture or for any other purpose or the water table is low, the rainfall is the only source of water and natural way for the plants to obtain moisture. The rainfall anomalies occurred in recent years has the potential to cause undesirable effects on crop production and food security. The present study is an overview of the effect of the rainfall on rice production in Punjab from 2014 -2018.

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How to cite this article:
Tushar Jain and Jitender Singh. Effect of the rainfall on productivity of Rice in Punjab. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):621-622.

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