Summer crops area up 15% at 56 lakh hectares


Planting of summertime crops has picked up and the whole acreage jumped by 15 for each cent to exceed 56 lakh hectares until March 26 in opposition to 48.82 lakh ha during the very same period of time a 12 months in the past, as for each the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’s most current facts.

Paddy acreage went up to 36.87 lakh ha — an maximize of sixteen for each cent above very same period of time a 12 months in the past, as farmers in states this kind of as West Bengal and Telangana planted a lot more space underneath the cereal crop.

The space underneath pulses increased to five.fifty three lakh ha (three.58 lakh ha), while that of coarse cereals stood at 6.seventy nine lakh ha (6.seventy two lakh ha).

“The trend of summertime sowing development is incredibly very good as on day. Apart from, the prospect of rabi crops is also incredibly very good and about 48 for each cent of in general rabi crops have been harvested as on Friday. There is no impact of Covid-19 pandemic situation on development of space coverage underneath summertime crops in the state,” the Agriculture Ministry claimed in a statement.

The space underneath summertime maize crop has also increased marginally to 4.seventy one lakh ha (4.29 lakh ha), while bajra and jowar noticed a dip in cultivation.

Protection of oilseeds also described a marginal maximize at seven.20 lakh ha (6.91 lakh ha).

Rainfall across the state from March 1 until day has been forty two for each cent reduce and the live drinking water storage in 130 reservoirs stood at 86 for each cent of corresponding preceding 12 months.