Summer crop acreage under pulses, maize up

Planting of pulses and maize has picked up even as paddy proceeds to make massive gains in the ongoing summer cropping time with farmers bringing in more area below the cereal crop in West Bengal and Telangana.

As of March twelve, pulses acreage has moved up by about a fifth with both black gram and eco-friendly gram getting acreage in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Bihar among the other individuals. Black gram was planted on one.eighteen lakh ha (.seventy nine lakh ha in previous 12 months), while eco-friendly gram area stood at one.ninety six lakh ha (one.81 lakh ha).

Paddy continued to increase with acreage larger at 33.72 lha (26.sixty five lha). West Bengal has found paddy acreage increase to nine.83 lakh ha, adopted by Telangana at nine.seventy seven lakh ha and Karnataka at two.fifty nine lakh ha. Between coarse cereals, maize area has been larger at three.ninety four lakh ha (three.23 lha), while jowar and bajra have found a decline. Over-all oilseeds area has found a marginal maximize at 5.88 lakh ha (5.fifty four lakh ha). Over-all acreage below the summer crops stood 22 for every cent larger at forty seven.93 lakh ha (39.38 lakh ha).

Storage stages

The precise rain drop throughout the region was lower by 55 for every cent at four.two mm from the normal throughout the first twelve times of March. In accordance to the Central Water Fee the stay h2o storage in one hundred thirty reservoirs throughout the region was 88 for every cent of the stay storage in the corresponding interval as of February 25. Also the h2o storage is 123 for every cent of the previous 10 12 months ordinary for the interval.