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

As the South-West monsoon covers the whole region twelve times prior to normal date, farmers planted a whopping 315.63 lakh hectares (lh), more than double of the 154.53 lh coated in the corresponding week last year, according to kharif sowing facts produced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Maximum increase was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. When the place below oilseeds elevated to 83.31 lh, more than five moments than thirteen.32 lh coated in the same week in the prior season, the pulses acreage more than tripled to 19.forty lh in the same period.

Amid oilseeds, at 63.26 lh, soyabean registered a 23-fold increase in place from 2.66 lh planted in the corresponding week last year. And the place below arhar is nine.87 lh, which is five moments more than the acreage documented in the same period. Even the place below groundnut, way too, virtually doubled to 18.45 lh as in contrast the same week last year. When a great deal of the increase in oilseeds place was from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra accounted for most of the increase in pulses cultivation.



Equally, there is a significant increase in cotton planting as nicely. As in contrast to 27 lh planted in the corresponding week last year, the place below the fibre went up by one hundred sixty five per cent to seventy one.sixty nine lh till finish of the current week.

Triple digit expansion in equally maize and bajra place aided increase the coarse cereals acreage to forty seven.ninety six lh (24.forty eight lh). Both equally Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are accountable for the increase.

The place below rice planting went up by just about ten lh to 37.seventy one lh in the current week.

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June 26, 2020

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