Of the factors that determine the scope of the agricultural industry in the district, the type of soil and the amount of rainfall influence most the cropping pattern and the agricultural operations. The district being still ill-equipped with irrigation facilities, the cultivated land in the district singles out in a jirayat or dry' crop category. Its further classification is subject to the pattern of crops vis-a-vis the monsoons. Thus an early or rain harvest is known as kharij while the late or cold weather harvest is called rabi. In the district, however, much more area is cultivated in kharij season than in rabi season. The important kharij crops are bajri, groundnut, cotton, rice, kharij jowar and mug, while rabi jowar, gram and wheat are the principal rabi crops. The rabi jowar, popularly known as dadar is comparatively produced on a larger area than the kharij jowar. The time of sowing depends, to some extent, on the rainfall. But generally the early crop lasts from the beginning of July to the beginning of November and the late from September to February.