Global Solar Radiation

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Crop production is in fact an exploitation of solar radiation. Solar radiation is indispensable to photosynthesis. It governs the distribution of photosynthesis among different organs of plants. It also affects the production of tillers, the stability, strength and lengths of culms; the yield and total weight of plant structure and the size of leaves and root development. Again, there are critical stages of plant growth when solar radiation is especially important. Global solar radiation for some selected stations(Ahmedabad, Calcutta Jodhpur, Kodaikanal, Madras, Mangalore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Pune, Trivandrum,and Vishakhapatnam of the country for different months of year.