Kharif sowing crosses 100 million hectares

Buoyed by a sizeable 14 for each cent maximize in planting of oilseeds and rice,

Buoyed by a sizeable 14 for each cent maximize in planting of oilseeds and rice, the full place less than kharif crops so much crossed 1,000 lakh hectares (lh) presently and is all established to clock a new record in full cropped place.

Kharif sowing details introduced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday mentioned a full of 1,016 lh has been planted so much, almost 9 for each cent far more than 936 lh sown in the corresponding week final yr.

Rice is established to witness a record planting place. Rice planting has presently covered 352 lh, 14 for each cent far more than 309 lh planted in the exact same week in the past kharif year. Big kharif oilseeds – soyabean and groundnut – presently surpassed the acreage which is regarded ordinary. Though soyabean is planted more than 119 lh, almost 7 for each cent far more than 111 lh covered in the exact same week in the past year, groundnut place has gone up by a sizeable forty one for each cent to 49 lh as in comparison to exact same time period final yr. This has pushed the oilseeds place to 187 lh, 14 for each cent far more than sixty four lh in the corresponding week in kharif 2019.

The maximize in pulses acreage might be a marginal 2 for each cent, but significant pulses crops – arhar, moong and urad – have recorded an maximize in planted place with moong and urad presently surpassing the ordinary place of cropping. The full place less than pulses crops so much is 124 lh.

An maximize in sown place of bajra and maize have resulted in coarse cereals recording a almost 4 for each cent development more than the past kharif year. So much, coarse cereals have been planted more than 168 lh as versus 162 lh in the corresponding week final yr.

At 125 lh, the place less than cotton way too is marginally bigger than that in the exact same week in the past yr.

The country as a full has acquired 578 millimetres of rainfall in the present-day monsoon year, which is 2 for each cent far more than the ordinary of 569 mm. The 123 reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Commission have cumulative storage which is 88 for each cent of the exact same in the corresponding week final yr.