Kharif sowing up 21% at 692 lakh ha

Jannie Delucca

With reservoirs getting fifty per cent extra water as as opposed to previous yr and the country receiving 10 per cent extra rainfall than normal, the region less than kharif crops jumped 21 per cent to 692 lakh hectares (lh), as as opposed to 572 lh sown in the corresponding week previous yr, as per info produced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

When the region less than oilseeds crops was forty one per cent better as as opposed to the exact time period previous yr, pulses registered an raise of practically just one-third. Soyabean, the key kharif oilseeds crop, practically touched its normal region with planting covering practically a hundred and ten lh by now by Friday as as opposed to the seventy nine lh planted in the exact week previous yr.

There is a considerable 57 per cent raise in groundnut sowing so much with the cultivated region touching 37.6 lh, as as opposed to the 24 lh planted in the corresponding week previous yr. There is a thirteen per cent raise in the sowing of sesamum, yet another minimal but crucial kharif oil crop.


Cotton has practically touched the normal region (121 lh) of planting. Farmers have so much covered 113 lh, which is 17 per cent extra than the 96 lh planted in the corresponding week previous yr. All 3 key pulses crops — arhar, urad and moong — have been planted around substantially larger parts as as opposed to the exact time period previous yr. When arhar, at practically 31 lh, is planted in practically 38 per cent region, urad region was up forty three per cent at around 25 lh and moong planting is thirty per cent extra at 21 lh.

Rice planting is gradually buying up momentum, especially with Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar alongside one another planting an additional region of 22 lh. The complete rice sown region in the country as of now is all over 168 lh, which is practically 19 per cent extra than the 142 lh planted the exact week previous yr.

Double-digit raise in planting of maize and bajra has served thrust up the complete region less than coarse cereals by twelve per cent to all over 116 lh as as opposed to the corresponding time period previous yr.

Complete rainfall

As on Thursday, the country had gained a cumulative rainfall of 338.three mm in opposition to the normal of 308.four mm.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in a movie message, appealed to all farmers to enrol by themselves in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), which he reported would assist compensate crop losses in an unexpected calamity. In February, the federal government revamped its flagship crop insurance policies scheme and created the enrolment voluntary from the existing kharif period onwards.

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