Kharif sowing in AP picks up on late rains

After heading through a slack pacc for about six weeks, kharif sowing has improved in Andhra Pradesh. Thanks to late rains, farmers have included an spot of 25 lakh hectares so considerably, with paddy and cotton regaining missing floor.

While the full spot included so considerably is nonetheless significantly less than the regular as-on-day spot of 29 lakh ha. By July 26, the farmers had included only ten lakh ha as versus the as-on-day ordinary spot of fifteen lakh ha.

“But for the North Coastal districts, the rainfall was ordinary. After a lull in the preliminary several weeks of the monsoon year, rainfall had been nicely distribute across the Condition,” Keshava Rao, President of All-India Kisan Sabha (Andhra Pradesh), told BusinessLine.

Paddy farmers have included ten.27 lakh ha so considerably versus 11 lakh ha on the very same working day in a ordinary yr. Cotton and groundnut crops are most likely to witness a drop in acreage.

“Some cotton farmers are shifting to chillies on far better selling prices,” Keshava Rao claimed.

Cotton farmers have included an spot of 4.forty six lakh ha as on day as versus the similar regular determine of 5.ten lakh ha. The Condition established a target of six lakh ha for the year

Redgram, the other big crop in the Condition, is most likely to tumble down below the focused spot of two.68 lakh ha. In accordance to the latest details, redgram was sown in one.78 lakh ha.

Meanwhile, the Condition Authorities has made the decision to discourage farmers from increasing paddy, tobacco and sugarcane underneath borewell irrigation.

The Agriculture Department claimed they could covert an spot of .sixty lakh ha underneath this sort of crops to horticultural crops in 2020-21. They are hunting at converting more spot this kharif.