TABLE 8.2
	Rainfall Indices Weighted by Cumulative Kharif Cereals Production - State-wise	
                                                                            (Per cent)
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                Production   Rice Area  Rainfall Indices-17 July Rainfall Indices-30 September
States     	   Weights   under     ------------------------- -----------------------------
		             irrigation   1994    1995	  1996	     1994    1995      1996
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Andhra Pradesh	     8.70	95.0	 90.89	 99.03	143.43	    84.88   138.05   122.43
Assam	             3.34	33.8	 83.29	120.07	 80.50	    74.75   112.76    77.38
Bihar	             7.94	37.5	 78.73	 81.64	117.30	    87.01   104.33    93.91
Gujarat	             3.30	53.3	195.98	 56.31	 58.42     175.40    77.50    94.87
Haryana	             2.49	99.6	146.00	103.24	131.29	   122.27   179.30   130.05
Himachal Pradesh     0.85	56.8	133.64	 92.32  112.14	   105.12        -    92.82
Jammu & Kashmir      1.23	90.8	     -	     -	     -	        -        -	  -
Karnataka	     5.80	66.4	148.79	 88.97	 91.81	   118.57    96.51   108.60
Kerala	             1.31	41.3	118.07	 86.74	 68.72	   115.75    92.69    91.36
Madhya Pradesh	     9.42	22.9	174.82	 74.02	 58.98	   139.94    89.93    95.46
Maharashtra	     7.51	25.9	140.03	 72.63	 67.36	   114.51    82.67    86.67
Orissa	             6.13	35.5	139.66	 62.98	 81.21	   131.41    83.68    76.38
Punjab	             6.91	99.2	 92.58	 76.63	149.89	   111.78   146.18   113.79
Rajasthan	     4.02	34.0	164.92	 79.26	158.80	   133.70   121.71   147.59
Tamil Nadu	     8.06	92.7	 65.39	104.41	248.02	    70.83   112.30   157.70
Uttar Pradesh	    12.87	58.0	 82.09	 80.88	 91.87	    97.42   101.03    97.17
West Bengal	     8.40	24.6	 98.39	111.73	103.60	    89.47   119.26   105.50
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All India		        48.6	117.93	 85.87	 94.99	   108.03   104.38    99.79
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* Indicates percentages of irrigated area under rice in 1993-94


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