Kharif sowing touches 800 lakh hectares

  Planting has been done in three-fourth of kharif sowing spot now, riding predominantly on

 

Planting has been done in three-fourth of kharif sowing spot now, riding predominantly on superior monsoon and increased drinking water storage in reservoirs.

In accordance to weekly knowledge launched by Agriculture Ministry on Friday, kharif sowing has so far included all around 800 lakh hectares (lh), nearly 18.five for each cent extra spot than 675 lh planted in the corresponding week past 12 months.

There is nearly twenty five for each cent extra planting in pulses and oilseed crops as as opposed to exact week past 12 months. Thanks to boost in sowing in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, the spot under pulses crops touched nearly a hundred lh as as opposed to seventy nine lh in the exact period past 12 months.

Oilseeds, on the other hand, included 166 lh as in opposition to 123 lh in the corresponding week past 12 months with Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra accounting for extra than a hundred lh. Though these two States accounted for nearly eighty five for each cent of soyabean planted spot in the place, Gujarat increased groundnut cultivation spot by nearly fifty for each cent to 20 lh as as opposed to exact week past 12 months.

Spurt in rice planting

Rice planting as well witnessed a spurt this week with farmers covering extra than 220 lh, nearly 17 for each extra than about 188 lh planted in the exact period in the former 12 months. With a full coverage of 118 lh, cotton is now near to usual planting spot and about 23 for each cent extra than 96 lh planted this time past 12 months.

 

Similarly, uptick in bajra and maize cultivation pushed the full spot under coarse cerals by fourteen for each cent to 137 lh. The spot included in the corresponding week past 12 months was 120 lh.

Until Wednesday, the place as a whole obtained 289 millimetres of rainfall, nearly six for each cent extra than the usual of 366 mm. About 70 for each cent of 685 districts in the place have obtained usual or extra monsoon rains till Wednesday.

There is nearly sixty six.37 billion cubic metres (BCM) of drinking water in 123 reservoirs consistently monitored by the Central Water Commission. This is nearly 55 for each cent extra than forty two.eighty three BCM drinking water out there in these drinking water bodies in the corresponding week past 12 months.