Set for a record: Rabi sowing at 644 lakh ha on higher wheat area

Joseph B. Hash

Rabi sowing is in full swing and it would seem to be heading for masking a report region with planting so much masking 644 lakh hectares (lha), two.six per cent far more than nearly 628 lha sown in the corresponding week in the prior period, in accordance to knowledge released […]

Rabi sowing is in full swing and it would seem to be heading for masking a report region with planting so much masking 644 lakh hectares (lha), two.six per cent far more than nearly 628 lha sown in the corresponding week in the prior period, in accordance to knowledge released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Farmers have planted wheat around 335 lha as towards nearly 327 lha covered in the exact week last year.

Madhya Pradesh, which planted nearly 88 lha, nearly 10 lha far more than exact time period last year.

Bihar and Maharashtra with an more region of 1.seven lha and 1.four lha, respectively not only covered the shortfall in sowing in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but aided sign-up an enhance in overall wheat region in the nation.

Record pulses region found

Yet another crop that headed for a report region is pulses which is shut to 160 lha (153 lha).

Gram — which is sown around 108 lha so much — accounted for a great deal of the enhance in pulses region. The region under gram is nearly four.four per cent larger as compared to exact time period last year.

Oilseeds demonstrating has by now touched the report mark with an region of nearly 82 lha. The region planted in the exact time period last year was less than seventy eight lha.

The region under rapeseed-mustard crop is all around seventy three lha, nearly 5 lha far more than exact week in 2019-20.

Coarse cereals, on the other hand, registered a nearly seven per cent dip in region as compared to exact time period last year.

The region under coarse cereals was a minor around 48 lha (52 lha).

Wintertime rice planting is nevertheless to decide on up momentum. The region covered so much is only all around 19 lha and fifty percent of it in Tamil Nadu.

 

Storage ranges down

In 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Fee, a cumulative h2o storage of 119.64 billion cubic metre (BCM) as towards 132 BCM in the corresponding week last year.

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