Kharif sowing jumps by more than 100% to 316 lakh hectares

As the South-West monsoon handles the entire state 12 days prior to regular day, farmers planted a whopping 315.sixty three lakh hectares (lh), far more than double of the 154.fifty three lh included in the corresponding week previous year, according to kharif sowing data introduced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Optimum maximize was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. While the location underneath oilseeds elevated to 83.31 lh, far more than 5 occasions than thirteen.32 lh included in the exact week in the earlier time, the pulses acreage far more than tripled to 19.40 lh in the exact interval.

Among the oilseeds, at sixty three.26 lh, soyabean registered a 23-fold maximize in location from two.sixty six lh planted in the corresponding week previous year. And the location underneath arhar is 9.87 lh, which is 5 occasions far more than the acreage described in the exact interval. Even the location underneath groundnut, too, nearly doubled to eighteen.forty five lh as in contrast the exact week previous year. While a great deal of the maximize in oilseeds location was from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra accounted for most of the maximize in pulses cultivation.



Likewise, there is a substantial maximize in cotton planting as very well. As in contrast to 27 lh planted in the corresponding week previous year, the location underneath the fibre went up by a hundred sixty five per cent to seventy one.sixty nine lh until conclude of the present-day week.

Triple digit advancement in both of those maize and bajra location served maximize the coarse cereals acreage to 47.ninety six lh (24.forty eight lh). Both of those Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are accountable for the maximize.

The location underneath rice planting went up by approximately 10 lh to 37.seventy one lh in the present-day week.

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June 26, 2020

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