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

Rabi sowing is in complete swing and it looks to be heading for masking a document spot with planting so much masking 644 lakh hectares (lha), 2.six for each cent a lot more than practically 628 lha sown in the corresponding 7 days in the former time, in accordance to knowledge produced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Farmers have planted wheat about 335 lha as against practically 327 lha included in the similar 7 days very last yr.

Madhya Pradesh, which planted practically 88 lha, practically 10 lha a lot more than similar period very last yr.

Bihar and Maharashtra with an further spot of 1.7 lha and 1.four lha, respectively not only included the shortfall in sowing in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but aided sign-up an improve in all round wheat spot in the state.

Report pulses spot seen

Another crop that headed for a document spot is pulses which is shut to one hundred sixty lha (153 lha).

Gram — which is sown about 108 lha so much — accounted for considerably of the improve in pulses spot. The spot below gram is practically four.four for each cent larger as in comparison to similar period very last yr.

Oilseeds displaying has already touched the document mark with an spot of practically eighty two lha. The spot planted in the similar period very last yr was fewer than seventy eight lha.

The spot below rapeseed-mustard crop is about seventy three lha, practically 5 lha a lot more than similar 7 days in 2019-twenty.

Coarse cereals, on the other hand, registered a practically 7 for each cent dip in spot as in comparison to similar period very last yr.

The spot below coarse cereals was a small about 48 lha (fifty two lha).

Winter season rice planting is nevertheless to choose up momentum. The spot included so much is only about 19 lha and fifty percent of it in Tamil Nadu.


Storage stages down

In 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Fee, a cumulative water storage of 119.sixty four billion cubic metre (BCM) as against 132 BCM in the corresponding 7 days very last yr.