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The agricultural season in South Asia in which monsoon rains are prevalent, with crops sown in June and July and harvested in September and October.

[Hindi kharīf and Urdu ḥarīf, from Arabic ḥarīf, autumn; see ḫrp in Semitic roots.]
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(Agriculture) (in Pakistan, India, etc) a crop that is harvested at the beginning of winter. Compare rabi
[Urdu, ultimately from Arabic kharafa to gather]
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It is mentioned here that Pakistan has two crop seasons, Kharif, being the first sowing season, starting from April-June and harvested during October-December.
The Indus River System Authority has allocated 71.26 MAF water to provinces for sowing and growing Kharif crops from 1st April to 30th September 2015.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jul 4 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday applauded the decision by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of increasing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops in the 2018-2019 season.
The FCA held detailed deliberation over the production targets for essential Kharif crops 2018-19 and decided to fix 14.37 million bales of cotton production target from an area of land 2955.0 thousand ha whereas fix 6931.5 thousand tons production target for Rice over 2805.0 thousand ha of land.
ISLAMABAD -- The government on Tuesday announced the crops production estimates and targets for Kharif season of 2018-19.
ISLAMABAD -- With estimates of up to 40 per cent water shortage in April, the upcoming Kharif crops face a serious challenge and may need delayed sowing.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 30 (ANI): A study by global analytics company Crisil says that farm profit from field crops in India is expected to increase by 10 to 12 per cent in kharif season 2019 due to expected higher prices and despite lower output.
The Committee discussed threadbarely the expected water availability for Kharif 2019.
ISLAMABAD -- The advisory committee of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is scheduled on Tuesday to decide water share of the provinces for the Kharif season.
He said not only the price gap between the old and new crop has come down, but also the arrival of new kharif crop is yet to begin in full swing as farmers have not started harvesting due to the festive break.
DERA MURAD JAMALI: The shortage of water in the Nasirabad division as Sindh is not releasing water as per quota of Balochistan from the Indus River is affecting the Kharif crops in the area, a local media house reported.