This Report cover the period April to July 1979. We have not been able to bring out a Progress Report earlier since we were preoccupied in the villages these past 4 months, preparing for the present crop season. The sowing operations in the taluk have only just been completed due to an inordinate delay in the second rains. The first rains, however, were on time and the preparatory ploughing got over in mid June.
In spite of this “failure” of the rains, a Harijan from Lagumaddepalli village described this crop season as follows:
“Though the rain have failed, and our seeds have yet to germinate, this is still the best crop we will ever raise.”