Kharif sowing jumps by more than 100% to 316 lakh hectares

As the South-West monsoon handles the complete nation twelve times prior to normal day, farmers planted a whopping 315.sixty three lakh hectares (lh), a lot more than double of the 154.fifty three lh lined in the corresponding week last year, according to kharif sowing info launched by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Optimum improve was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. Even though the space under oilseeds amplified to 83.31 lh, a lot more than five moments than thirteen.32 lh lined in the identical week in the earlier season, the pulses acreage a lot more than tripled to 19.40 lh in the identical period.

Between oilseeds, at sixty three.26 lh, soyabean registered a 23-fold improve in space against 2.66 lh planted in the corresponding week last year. And the space under arhar is nine.87 lh, which is five moments a lot more than the acreage noted in the identical period. Even the space under groundnut, way too, practically doubled to eighteen.forty five lh as when compared the identical week last year. Even though significantly of the improve in oilseeds space was from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra accounted for most of the improve in pulses cultivation.



Equally, there is a substantial improve in cotton planting as properly. As when compared to 27 lh planted in the corresponding week last year, the space under the fibre went up by a hundred sixty five per cent to seventy one.69 lh till finish of the current week.

Triple digit progress in both of those maize and bajra space aided improve the coarse cereals acreage to 47.96 lh (24.48 lh). Equally Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are liable for the improve.

The space under rice planting went up by nearly 10 lh to 37.seventy one lh in the current week.

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June 26, 2020

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