Kharif sowing up 88% at 433 lakh ha

Mary P. Humphrey

With just about 3-fourth of total districts in the country acquiring surplus to standard rainfall so significantly, the area less than kharif crops elevated by 88 for each cent more than to 433 lakh hectares (lh) till Friday as in opposition to 230 lh in the corresponding week previous 12 […]

With just about 3-fourth of total districts in the country acquiring surplus to standard rainfall so significantly, the area less than kharif crops elevated by 88 for each cent more than to 433 lakh hectares (lh) till Friday as in opposition to 230 lh in the corresponding week previous 12 months, in accordance to kharif sowing info introduced by the Agriculture Ministry here.

Oilseeds and pulses, which are predominantly rain-fed crops, recorded maximum improve as in contrast to the very same period previous 12 months.

With Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra planting soyabean more than 42.2 lh and 29 lh as in contrast to eight.5 lh and 1 lh, respectively, for the duration of the corresponding period the total area less than soyabean cultivation zoomed 225 for each cent to 109 lh. Equally, Gujarat — which planted groundnut more than 16.3 lh as in opposition to ten lh — accounted for most of the improve in groundnut planting, which went up by 60 for each cent to 25 lh.

The area less than pulses crops, way too, registered a whopping 289 for each cent improve to practically 37 lh as in contrast to the very same period previous 12 months. There was a 5-fold improve in area less than arhar crop which went up to 16.5 lh from 2.eight lh in the corresponding period previous 12 months.

The area less than urad and moong, on the other hand, elevated by 369 for each cent and two hundred for each cent to eight.eight lh and nine.four lh, respectively. Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh reported maximum improve in pulses sowing so significantly.

Cotton, coarse cereals

There is also a one hundred for each cent bounce in cotton planting to 91.seven lh with Maharashtra and Telangana planting cotton more than 33 lh (four.six lh) and fifteen lh (seven.nine lh), respectively.

Pretty much ninety six for each cent improve in maize sowing to forty five.six lh pulled up the area less than coarse cereals to 70.seven lh, which was one hundred and one for each cent far more than 35.2 lh planted in the very same week previous 12 months. Other major coarse cereal crops these types of as bajra and jowar, way too, registered far more than one hundred for each cent improve as in contrast to the past 12 months.

Sluggish begin in rice

Rice planting, way too, is picking up momentum, albeit slowly and gradually. So significantly farmers have planted paddy more than sixty eight lh (49.2 lh). Considerably of the improve in rice planting is reported from Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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