June 18, 2024

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Kharif area trails despite late surge in paddy

Despite the location underneath paddy getting traction in the past leg of kharif sowing period, the complete acreage is established to sooner or later end a tad decreased than past 12 months. The complete kharif location, as of mid-September, stood at 1105.19 lakh hectares (lh) — .83 for each cent decreased than prior year’s 1114.fifty lh.

Monsoon’s pause variable

Soon after a sluggish begin due to the south-west monsoon taking a “break” in mid-June and early July, generally in sections of Western and Central India, farmers have bridged the gap in acreageplanting extra of paddy, pulses such as tur and urad, sugarcane, jute and mesta.

Prolonged dry spells, which incorporates an additional “break” in early August, through monsoon period have impacted sowing in Gujarat, the largest producer of cotton and groundnut, and Rajasthan, the major producer of bajra.

Seasonal rainfall for the country as a full was 4 for each cent decreased than normal. Components of East, North-East and North West India experienced 11 for each cent deficit.Only the South witnessed a surplus rainfall of 12 for each this monsoon.

Kharif Scorecard

(Region in lakh hectares as on Sept 17)

Crop

2021

2020

Rice

414.18

413.34

Pulses

a hundred and forty.72

137.89

Coarse Cereals

174.70

178.83

Oilseeds

193.95

196.45

Sugarcane

54.97

54.08

Jute & Mesta

seven.01

6.94

Cotton

119.sixty six

126.97

Total

1105.19

1114.fifty

Supply: Agriculture Ministry

Around the earlier 7 days, paddy acreage amplified by about five lh to 414.18 lh, as transplantation is even now going on in some sections of the country such as South. Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have viewed the paddy location going up in excess of past 7 days.

Hard cash crops’ location down

Other crops such as pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds, sugarcane and cotton also showed a marginal maximize in excess of the past 7 days. Though the sowing of these crops has finished, data keep on to trickle, resulting a marginal maximize in the location sown.

Region underneath sugarcane has amplified and so also jute and mesta. Cotton location is viewed settling decreased by in excess of five for each cent this 12 months.

Between coarse cereals, maize at eighty one.fifty two lh and ragi at ten.35 lh and smaller millets at four.seventy seven lh have gained acreage, even though jowar at 14.sixty five lh and bajra at sixty three.forty lh have viewed a drop.

Between oilseeds, groundnut at 49.14 lh, sesamum at 13.31 lh and castor at 6.96 lh lost ground. Soyabean has gained location at 121.seventy seven lh.

In pulses, tur has crossed fifty lh, even though location underneath urad has edged up to 39.forty three lh. Region underneath moong has declined to 35.twenty five lh.