Set for a record: Rabi sowing at 644 lakh ha on higher wheat area

Elvera Bartels

Rabi sowing is in whole swing and it appears to be heading for masking a history space with planting so far masking 644 lakh hectares (lha), two.6 for every cent far more than just about 628 lha sown in the corresponding week in the former period, in accordance to information introduced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Farmers have planted wheat more than 335 lha as versus just about 327 lha lined in the exact week past 12 months.

Madhya Pradesh, which planted just about 88 lha, just about 10 lha far more than exact time period past 12 months.

Bihar and Maharashtra with an added space of 1.7 lha and 1.four lha, respectively not only lined the shortfall in sowing in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but assisted register an enhance in in general wheat space in the nation.

Record pulses space seen

An additional crop that headed for a history space is pulses which is close to a hundred and sixty lha (153 lha).

Gram — which is sown more than 108 lha so far — accounted for substantially of the enhance in pulses space. The space underneath gram is just about four.four for every cent bigger as as opposed to exact time period past 12 months.

Oilseeds exhibiting has now touched the history mark with an space of just about eighty two lha. The space planted in the exact time period past 12 months was a lot less than seventy eight lha.

The space underneath rapeseed-mustard crop is all around 73 lha, just about five lha far more than exact week in 2019-twenty.

Coarse cereals, on the other hand, registered a just about 7 for every cent dip in space as as opposed to exact time period past 12 months.

The space underneath coarse cereals was a minimal more than 48 lha (52 lha).

Winter season rice planting is nonetheless to decide on up momentum. The space lined so far is only all around 19 lha and 50 percent of it in Tamil Nadu.


Storage levels down

In 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Commission, a cumulative drinking water storage of 119.sixty four billion cubic metre (BCM) as versus 132 BCM in the corresponding week past 12 months.

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