Kharif area almost tops 1,000 lakh hectares

Joseph B. Hash

The location under kharif crops almost topped 1,000 lakh hectares (lh), a tad reduced than the location coated in the similar time period a calendar year in the past, in accordance to data released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday. Information confirmed that 997 lh have been coated till now, which […]

The location under kharif crops almost topped 1,000 lakh hectares (lh), a tad reduced than the location coated in the similar time period a calendar year in the past, in accordance to data released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Information confirmed that 997 lh have been coated till now, which is reduced by a minimal a lot less than two for every cent in contrast with past calendar year when 1,015 lh had been coated at the similar place of time.This is farm much more substantial in the light-weight of the truth that the kharif acreage was reduced by over twelve for every cent at the begin of July in contrast with past calendar year.

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This calendar year, kharif sowing was impacted by a “break” in monsoon from June 23 till mid-July. Because then, monsoon has bought reactivated but its progress has been slack over the past week or so. Nevertheless, kharf sowing has manufactured progress with the acreage trailing by two for every cent past week and eight for every cent the week prior to.

Rice location almost similar

Whilst the rice sown location was over 349 lh, similar to 351.5 lh in the similar time period a calendar year in the past, the location under pulses is almost two for every cent much more than the similar time period a calendar year in the past, thanks to a decide-up in the location under arhar that has absent up by three.seventy seven for every cent to 47 lh. Oilseeds location, on the other hand, is down by nearly a few for every cent to over a hundred and eighty lh with both soyabean and groundnut protection being reduced in contrast with similar time period a calendar year in the past.

Pulses have gained in check out of the larger retail selling prices, with farmers in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra heading for it.

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The location under cotton was envisioned to maximize in check out of the excellent selling prices farmer fetched past calendar year. But the hopes have been dashed as cottonseed selling prices ruled larger and the monsoon “break” influencing sowing in Gujarat. Likewise, oilseeds sowing has also been strike by significant seed selling prices and the erratic monsoon.

The location under cotton is 7.5 for every cent reduced than the corresponding time period a calendar year in the past. Until now, cotton has been planted on only 116 lh towards one hundred twenty five lh in the similar time period calendar year in the past.

 

Maize acreage up

Even although maize location is up by two.26 for every cent to nearly seventy nine lh, a decline in the planting of other big kharif coarse cereals such as jower and bajra pulled down the complete location to 163 lh, which is four lh reduced than 167 lh planted past calendar year.

Maize location gained generally on its selling prices rising of late because of to desire for feed in and outside the region. Also, at one particular place of time past thirty day period its selling prices were being larger than wheat.

Meanwhile, drinking water storage in a hundred thirty reservoirs this week, monitored by the Central Drinking water Commission, was 103.fifty two billion cubic metres (BCM) in contrast with ninety two.18 BCM in the corresponding week a calendar year in the past.

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