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Set for a record: Rabi sowing at 644 lakh ha on higher wheat area

Rabi sowing is in whole swing and it appears to be heading for covering a history space with planting so considerably covering 644 lakh hectares (lha), two.6 for each cent far more than approximately 628 lha sown in the corresponding 7 days in the past time, according to data launched by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Farmers have planted wheat more than 335 lha as in opposition to approximately 327 lha covered in the very same 7 days very last yr.

Madhya Pradesh, which planted approximately 88 lha, approximately ten lha far more than very same time period very last yr.

Bihar and Maharashtra with an further space of 1.seven lha and 1.4 lha, respectively not only covered the shortfall in sowing in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but helped sign up an boost in general wheat space in the place.

Report pulses space noticed

An additional crop that headed for a history space is pulses which is near to a hundred and sixty lha (153 lha).

Gram — which is sown more than 108 lha so considerably — accounted for a lot of the boost in pulses space. The space below gram is approximately 4.4 for each cent bigger as in contrast to very same time period very last yr.

Oilseeds displaying has by now touched the history mark with an space of approximately 82 lha. The space planted in the very same time period very last yr was much less than 78 lha.

The space below rapeseed-mustard crop is around 73 lha, approximately five lha far more than very same 7 days in 2019-20.

Coarse cereals, on the other hand, registered a approximately seven for each cent dip in space as in contrast to very same time period very last yr.

The space below coarse cereals was a little more than forty eight lha (fifty two lha).

Wintertime rice planting is nonetheless to pick up momentum. The space covered so considerably is only around 19 lha and 50 % of it in Tamil Nadu.

 

Storage levels down

In 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Commission, a cumulative water storage of 119.64 billion cubic metre (BCM) as in opposition to 132 BCM in the corresponding 7 days very last yr.