July 22, 2024

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Area under kharif crops slips further as rainfall deficit tops 10%

 

With rain deficit topping 10 for each cent from June one until Friday in the present monsoon time, the protection of kharif crops dropped further more by one.seventy six for each cent cent in comparison with the corresponding period of time a 12 months back. Farmers have so considerably planted on one,064 lakh hectares (lh) from one,083 lh in the very same period of time a 12 months back. Previous week, this hole in acreage was one.56 for each cent.

The region underneath rice, oilseeds, cotton and coarse cereals has dropped, when sowing of pulses and sugarcane are up. Among oilseeds, the protection of soyabean has enhanced but that of groundnut and sesame is down. Maize region is up in the coarse cereals basket, but protection of other grains has declined. In the pulses part, the region underneath arhar has enhanced, when urad acreage is practically unchanged but that of moong is down.

Deficiency in N-W

The drop in acreage is primarily on account of above 50 for each cent deficient rainfall in Gujarat, particularly the Saurashtra area, when in western Rajasthan the deficit is 22 for each cent. Irrespective of the 10 for each cent deficient rainfall, kharif sowing has managed to keep rate with regular acreage as the distribution of the monsoon has been fantastic. Lack of adequate rainfall in north-western parts has resulted in cotton being the most affected. Its acreage is decreased by eight.5 for each cent 12 months-on-12 months (YoY). Place underneath cotton is down to 117 lh (128 lh).

 

Rice region edges down

In accordance to facts produced by the Agriculture Ministry, rice has been planted on 389 lh from 393 lh in the very same period of time final kharif time. Uttar Pradesh with above sixty lh, West Bengal with forty one lh and Chhattisgarh with almost 37 lh have recorded a rise in acreage underneath rice, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Though most States more or a lot less managed their acreage in comparison with final 12 months the earlier kharif time, there is a drop in planting in Chhattisgarh and an and an enhanced in Madhya Pradesh.

At almost 136 lh, the region underneath pulses is marginally larger YoY. Arhar has been planted on above 49 lh ( as in comparison with 47 lh). This YoYnot only accounted for the rise is boost but even protected for almost two for each cent drop in moong cultivation.

A marginal one for each cent boost in soyabean region at 121.5 lh has not been in a position to compensate for the drop in groundnut acreage and as a consequence the oilseeds region is one.5 for each cent a lot less at 189.5 lh. The region underneath coarse cereals, as well, is down by one.6 for each cent as in comparison with the very same week a 12 months back at 169 lh.

Storage amounts down

Water storage in 130 reservoirs monitored by Central Water Commission is 108.fifty eight billion cubic metre (BCM) in comparison with 130.63 BCM for the duration of the very same period of time a 12 months back.