Summer crops area up 15% at 56 lakh hectares


Planting of summer months crops has picked up and the overall acreage jumped by 15 for every cent to exceed 56 lakh hectares until March 26 versus forty eight.82 lakh ha during the identical interval a calendar year ago, as for every the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’s latest facts.

Paddy acreage went up to 36.87 lakh ha — an enhance of 16 for every cent around identical interval a calendar year ago, as farmers in states this kind of as West Bengal and Telangana planted additional space under the cereal crop.

The space under pulses elevated to 5.fifty three lakh ha (3.fifty eight lakh ha), when that of coarse cereals stood at six.79 lakh ha (six.72 lakh ha).

“The craze of summer months sowing progress is quite fantastic as on day. In addition to, the prospect of rabi crops is also quite fantastic and about forty eight for every cent of overall rabi crops have been harvested as on Friday. There is no affect of Covid-19 pandemic circumstance on progress of space protection under summer months crops in the country,” the Agriculture Ministry claimed in a statement.

The space under summer months maize crop has also elevated marginally to four.71 lakh ha (four.29 lakh ha), when bajra and jowar noticed a dip in cultivation.

Coverage of oilseeds also documented a marginal enhance at seven.twenty lakh ha (six.91 lakh ha).

Rainfall throughout the country from March one until day has been 42 for every cent decreased and the dwell h2o storage in one hundred thirty reservoirs stood at 86 for every cent of corresponding preceding calendar year.