Kharif area trails despite late surge in paddy

Regardless of the place less than paddy getting traction in the last leg of kharif sowing time, the full acreage is established to inevitably conclude a tad decrease than last 12 months. The full kharif place, as of mid-September, stood at 1105.19 lakh hectares (lh) — .eighty three for every cent decrease than prior year’s 1114.fifty lh.

Monsoon’s pause component

Just after a sluggish start out due to the south-west monsoon using a “break” in mid-June and early July, largely in pieces of Western and Central India, farmers have bridged the hole in acreageplanting a lot more of paddy, pulses these as tur and urad, sugarcane, jute and mesta.

Prolonged dry spells, which includes another “break” in early August, through monsoon time have impacted sowing in Gujarat, the largest producer of cotton and groundnut, and Rajasthan, the key producer of bajra.

Seasonal rainfall for the country as a entire was 4 for every cent decrease than regular. Sections of East, North-East and North West India experienced eleven for every cent deficit.Only the South witnessed a surplus rainfall of twelve for every this monsoon.

Kharif Scorecard

(Region in lakh hectares as on Sept seventeen)








a hundred and forty.seventy two


Coarse Cereals


178.eighty three



196.forty five


54.ninety seven


Jute & Mesta




119.sixty six

126.ninety seven




Supply: Agriculture Ministry

In excess of the previous 7 days, paddy acreage increased by about 5 lh to 414.eighteen lh, as transplantation is continue to going on in some pieces of the country like South. Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have found the paddy place going up about last 7 days.

Income crops’ place down

Other crops these as pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds, sugarcane and cotton also confirmed a marginal maximize about the last 7 days. While the sowing of these crops has ended, details continue to trickle, ensuing a marginal maximize in the place sown.

Region less than sugarcane has increased and so also jute and mesta. Cotton place is found settling decrease by about five for every cent this 12 months.

Between coarse cereals, maize at eighty one.52 lh and ragi at 10.35 lh and small millets at four.seventy seven lh have attained acreage, even though jowar at 14.sixty five lh and bajra at 63.forty lh have found a decline.

Between oilseeds, groundnut at 49.14 lh, sesamum at thirteen.31 lh and castor at 6.ninety six lh shed ground. Soyabean has attained place at 121.seventy seven lh.

In pulses, tur has crossed fifty lh, even though place less than urad has edged up to 39.forty three lh. Region less than moong has declined to 35.twenty five lh.