Over 81 per cent wheat area harvested: Government

Jannie Delucca

The authorities on Sunday explained more than eighty one for each cent of wheat sown place has been harvested so far, even though harvest of pulses and oilseeds has been concluded amidst the COVID-19 pandemic problem.

Farmers are harvesting rabi (wintertime) crops sown in the 2020-21 crop yr (July-June). Wheat is the key rabi crop.

Releasing the latest details, the Agriculture Ministry explained: “As a consequence of the proactive steps taken, harvesting of rabi crops is on routine and well timed procurement is also currently being ensured for the gain of the farmers.” Amidst the current pandemic problem, farmers and agriculture labourers are perspiring and toiling versus all adversities to make sure that foodstuff reaches our homes, it explained.

“Their silent initiatives, coupled with well timed intervention by the Central and State Governments, have ensured that there is negligible or no disruption to harvesting routines,” it extra.

In scenario of wheat, the ministry explained about eighty one.fifty five for each cent of the whole sown place of 315.80 lakh hectare has been harvested in the nation.

About 99 for each cent wheat harvesting concluded in Rajasthan, 96 for each cent in Madhya Pradesh, 80 for each cent in Uttar Pradesh, 65 for each cent in Haryana and 60 for each cent in Punjab, it explained.

“Harvesting is at its peak in Haryana, Punjab and UP and is possible to be concluded by the conclude of April 2021,” it extra.

In scenario of pulses which ended up sown in 158.10 lakh hectare, harvesting has been concluded for gram, lentil, urad, moong and area peas.

For sugarcane, out of the whole sown place of forty eight.fifty two lakh hectare, harvesting has been concluded in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, and Telangana.

Up to ninety eight for each cent harvesting has been concluded in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

Whilst in Uttar Pradesh, eighty four for each cent has been concluded and this will carry on till mid-May 2021.

In scenario of rice sown in 45.32 lakh hectare in the rabi year, harvesting has been concluded in eighteen.seventy three lakh hectare so far. Rabi rice harvesting is just about comprehensive in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Among the oilseed crops, harvesting of rapeseed mustard has been concluded one hundred for each cent in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam.

It is just about comprehensive in Haryana (99.95 for each cent) and for Punjab, all over 77 for each cent has been harvested. Around sixty two for each cent groundnut grown in seven.34 lakh hectare has been harvested so far.

“Consequently, the harvesting of crops is on routine and the initiatives of the farmers PTI LUX MR MR

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