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Distribution and occurrence of Rice Blast

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Distribution and occurrence of rice blast disease:

1. The rice blast disease is endemic in upland areas of 

  • Chhattisgarh
  • Gujarat
  • Jharkhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra and 
  • Orissa  
2. Hilly regions of north western and north eastern states like 
  • Manipur
  • Uttarakhand
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir  
  • Meghalaya and
  • Tripura  

3. Northern districts of West Bengal 

4. Hilly and cooler regions of southern states like 

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Tamil Nadu  

5. The disease is also a major problem in Penna river belts and Godavari in Andhra Pradesh and Thanjavur delta regions of Tamil Nadu.


File Courtesy: 
Rice Blast Disease and its Management ( D . Krishnaveni)
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