As the deficiency in monsoon declined, planting of kharif crops throughout the state picked up momentum.
So considerably, 848 lakh hectares (lh) have been included against 890 lh sown in the identical time period a calendar year ago, info introduced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday showed.
Tardy progress in rice
Rice has been planted on 265 lh — 4 for every cent decrease than about 276 lh sown in the identical 7 days earlier period.
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal noted subdued planting, even though Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana included far more location. At about 108 lh, the location beneath pulses is about 3 for every cent decrease than the corresponding 7 days past calendar year, but arhar (pigeon pea) acreage is in positive territory with a 4 for every cent improve around past calendar year.
Acreages of moong and urad are down by just about 10 for every cent compared with the identical time period past calendar year. The oilseeds location continues to lag by six for every cent and only 164 lh has been included so considerably. The location of groundnut is about 10 for every cent down, even though the shortfall in soyabean planting arrived down to 3 for every cent.
Though oilseeds planting gathered pace in Rajasthan, that in Madhya Pradesh is however down by 10 for every cent compared with the identical 7 days past calendar year.
At 111 lh, location beneath cotton is however decrease by 9 for every cent than the corresponding time period past calendar year.
Storage amounts up
The state as a entire been given 416.six mm of rainfall until Wednesday, which is two for every cent decrease than the typical of 424.one mm.
The rains have aided boost drinking water storage amounts in one hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Fee.
As on Thursday, these drinking water bodies have a overall of eighty five.36 billion cubic metres (BCM) of drinking water which is substantially improved than 70.seventy seven BCM in the corresponding 7 days a calendar year ago.