April 14, 2024

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Kharif sowing crosses 100 million hectares

Buoyed by a substantial 14 for every cent boost in planting of oilseeds and rice, the full spot underneath kharif crops so significantly crossed 1,000 lakh hectares (lh) already and is all set to clock a new history in full cropped spot.

Kharif sowing knowledge released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday explained a full of 1,016 lh has been planted so significantly, nearly nine for every cent far more than 936 lh sown in the corresponding week final calendar year.

Rice is set to witness a history planting spot. Rice planting has already protected 352 lh, 14 for every cent far more than 309 lh planted in the identical week in the earlier kharif year. Significant kharif oilseeds – soyabean and groundnut – already surpassed the acreage which is regarded regular. Even though soyabean is planted about 119 lh, nearly 7 for every cent far more than 111 lh protected in the identical week in the earlier year, groundnut spot has absent up by a substantial forty one for every cent to 49 lh as in comparison to identical period final calendar year. This has pushed the oilseeds spot to 187 lh, 14 for every cent far more than sixty four lh in the corresponding week in kharif 2019.

The boost in pulses acreage may perhaps be a marginal two for every cent, but key pulses crops – arhar, moong and urad – have recorded an boost in planted spot with moong and urad already surpassing the regular spot of cropping. The full spot underneath pulses crops so significantly is 124 lh.

An boost in sown spot of bajra and maize have resulted in coarse cereals recording a nearly 4 for every cent growth about the earlier kharif year. So significantly, coarse cereals have been planted about 168 lh as towards 162 lh in the corresponding week final calendar year.

At a hundred twenty five lh, the spot underneath cotton much too is marginally better than that in the identical week in the earlier calendar year.

The region as a whole has gained 578 millimetres of rainfall in the current monsoon year, which is two for every cent far more than the regular of 569 mm. The 123 reservoirs monitored by the Central H2o Commission have cumulative storage which is 88 for every cent of the identical in the corresponding week final calendar year.