December 5, 2022

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Kharif sowing in AP picks up on late rains

Right after going by means of a slack pacc for about 6 weeks, kharif sowing has improved in Andhra Pradesh. Many thanks to late rains, farmers have protected an spot of twenty five lakh hectares so significantly, with paddy and cotton regaining misplaced ground.

Although the full spot protected so significantly is still a lot less than the normal as-on-date spot of 29 lakh ha. By July 26, the farmers had protected only 10 lakh ha as towards the as-on-date standard spot of 15 lakh ha.

“But for the North Coastal districts, the rainfall was standard. Right after a lull in the preliminary handful of weeks of the monsoon period, rainfall had been very well spread throughout the Point out,” Keshava Rao, President of All-India Kisan Sabha (Andhra Pradesh), told BusinessLine.

Paddy farmers have protected 10.27 lakh ha so significantly towards 11 lakh ha on the exact same working day in a standard calendar year. Cotton and groundnut crops are very likely to witness a drop in acreage.

“Some cotton farmers are shifting to chillies on improved prices,” Keshava Rao reported.

Cotton farmers have protected an spot of four.forty six lakh ha as on date as towards the equivalent normal determine of 5.10 lakh ha. The Point out established a goal of 6 lakh ha for the period

Redgram, the other significant crop in the Point out, is very likely to slide under the specific spot of two.sixty eight lakh ha. In accordance to the most up-to-date information and facts, redgram was sown in one.seventy eight lakh ha.

Meanwhile, the Point out Government has determined to discourage farmers from escalating paddy, tobacco and sugarcane less than borewell irrigation.

The Agriculture Office reported they could covert an spot of .sixty lakh ha less than this sort of crops to horticultural crops in 2020-21. They are seeking at changing much more spot this kharif.