Kharif planting is all set for a new history with sown place less than quite a few crops which includes major oilseeds and cotton exceeding the standard place. In accordance to kharif sowing info introduced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday, a overall of 966 lakh hectares (lh) have been planted until day, nearly 10 for every cent much more than 878 lh sown in the corresponding week very last calendar year.
However there is nearly two months remaining in the year, crops this sort of as soyabean, cotton, maize and groundnut already surpassed the standard sown place. As in opposition to the specified place of one hundred ten lh, soyabean is sown in excess of 118 lh so much. Similarly, cotton has covered 123.sixty four lh as in opposition to the standard place of 121 lh. The place sown in the very same week very last calendar year was 118.seventy three lh.
At 47.29 lh, groundnut planting is nearly 44 for every cent much more than 32.86 lh in the corresponding week in the earlier kharif year. The standard place less than groundnut is forty one.forty one lh. Versus the assigned place of 74.seventy three lh, maize is planted in excess of seventy five.88 lh already.
There is a spectacular 17 for every cent maximize in rice planting far too. As in contrast to 274 lh planted in very same week very last calendar year, the place less than rice so much is nearly 322 lh. Similarly, there is a 4 for every cent maximize in place less than pulses with moong exceeding its standard place and urad and arhar inching nearer to the respective standard areas. Overall less than pulses so much is near to a hundred and twenty lh as in opposition to one hundred fifteen lh planted in the very same period of time very last calendar year.
The place less than coarse cereals is one hundred sixty lh as in contrast to a hundred and fifty five lh very same week very last calendar year, though the place less than sugarcane is marginally increased at 52 lh. Region as a complete obtained 505.seven millimetres of rainfall as in opposition to the standard 507.3 mm until Thursday. Cumulative drinking water storage in 123 reservoirs across the place monitored by the Central H2o Commission is 108 for every cent of that in the corresponding week very last calendar year.