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K.K.Mustafah

A farm worker transplanting paddy at Mananthavadi in Kerala's Wayanad district.

The area under kharif rice has caught up with normal acreage after trailing at least until the third week of August. As on August 31, the area under rice has increased to 308.86 lakh hectares from 298.03 lakh hectares during the corresponding period last year.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated September 2, 2005)
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