LUCKNOW: Lucknow is among the 11 other districts of Uttar Pradesh that have been declared drought-hit by the State Government taking into account the rainfall quotient and the ratio of kharif sowing. The ten other districts are Chitrakoot, Etawah, Bulandshahr, Kaushambi, Pilibhit, Muzaffarnagar, Kushinagar, Jhansi, Bijnor and Mirzapur.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned loans amounting to Rs 7227.76 lakh to the state government in the current fiscal.

Availability of groundwater varies spatially and temporally depending upon the terrain. The scarcity of water affects the environmental and developmental activities of an area. Construction of small water harvesting structures across streams/watersheds is gaining momentum in recent years.

custard apples belong to South America. A recent excavation in a small town in Uttar Pradesh has unearthed custard apple seeds there. The seeds date to the Neolithic era

The satellite imageneries are used to map vegetative type, density, land use/land cover in Singrauli coal field area. Seven vegetation types of eight other land use/land cover classes observed have also been varified through field surveys.