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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (241) Last page : (247)
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Characterization of Nakshatra-Wise Rainfall, Its Trend and Relation with Paddy Yield of Anand District

Suvarna Dhabale* , V.B. Vaidya and M.S. Kulshreshtha
Department of Agricultural Meteorology, B. A. College of Agriculture
Anand Agricultural University, Anand – 388 110, Gujarat
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Received: 1.11.2020 | Revised: 29.11.2020 | Accepted: 4.12.2020 


Agricultural development in India depends primarily on the monsoon. Its auspicious beginning, nationwide spread and appropriation is essential to kharif crops. An Anand station is selected to the study the variability on a smaller period of the scale based on Nakshatras, which have an average period of 13-14 days. These daily rainfall data are recorded manually during 1958 to 2017 (60 years) are used to analyze Nakshatra-wise rainfall distribution in Anand (Middle Gujarat). It can be concluded that rainfall in Punarvasu and Pushya nakshatra is more assured than other nakshatra while it is the least assured in Magha and Purva nakshatra.  Rainfall during June–July especially during Ardra and Uttarashadha nakshtra found positive 5% significant which is beneficial for paddy crop and while other nakashatra were non-significant with Pushya, Ashlesha. This knowledge will help in providing good knowledge having blend of experiences of old people and novel ideas of young generations for acceptability to farmers.

Keywords: Characterization, Kharif, Nakshatra, Probability, Paddy yield, Rainfall.

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Cite this article: Dhabale, S., Vaidya, V. B., & Kulshreshtha, M. S. (2020). Characterization of Nakshatra-Wise Rainfall, Its Trend and Relation with Paddy Yield of Anand District, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 241-247. doi: