Kharif sowing area jumps by 40{bcdc0d62f3e776dc94790ed5d1b431758068d4852e7f370e2bcf45b6c3b9404d}

Copious rains and well timed onset of monsoon have lifted the acreage

Sufficient rains throughout latest cyclone Nisarga and greater than ordinary monsoon exercise have aided farmers plant more oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals crops, getting the whole spot beneath kharif sowing to 131 lakh hectares (lh) — which is practically forty for each cent more than the ninety four lh in the corresponding 7 days past 12 months, in accordance to facts launched from Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Oilseeds, pulses gain

Farmers have planted oilseeds more than 14.three lh as towards just one.six lh in the exact period past 12 months. There is a sizeable increase in spot beneath both groundnut and soyabean crops. If groundnut planted spot was 10 lh this 7 days as compared to .six lh in the exact 7 days in 2019-20, the soyabean spot went up to three.five lh (.53 lh).

There is a amazing increase in coarse cereals coverage, far too.

Thanks to increase in planting of maize and bajra this 12 months, the acreage of coarse cereals elevated to more than 19 lh this 7 days as compared to 7.eight lh in the corresponding 7 days in the past 12 months.


Pulses, money crops

Because of a spurt in arhar and moong planting, the spot beneath pulses elevated by 107 for each cent to 4.six lh (2.2 lh).

The spot beneath cotton, far too, moved up by fifty eight for each cent as compared to exact 7 days past kharif period — from 18.2 lh to 28.eight lh this 7 days. The spot beneath rice and sugarcane remained more or fewer exact as the exact period past 12 months at 10 lh and forty eight.six lh, respectively.

Monsoon progress

Apart from elevated soil humidity due to repeated summer showers and copious rains introduced by cyclones, the South-West monsoon has been quite active given that its onset in Kerala on June one.

According to the Fulfilled Department, the country as a complete been given a rainfall of 108.three mm towards the ordinary of eighty two.4 mm throughout the period amongst June one and June 18.

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June 19, 2020

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