Planting of summertime crops has picked up and the whole acreage jumped by 15 for each cent to exceed 56 lakh hectares until March 26 from forty eight.eighty two lakh ha through the exact interval a 12 months in the past, as for each the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’s most recent info.
Paddy acreage went up to 36.87 lakh ha — an raise of sixteen for each cent above exact interval a 12 months in the past, as farmers in states these as West Bengal and Telangana planted much more area underneath the cereal crop.
The area underneath pulses increased to 5.53 lakh ha (3.fifty eight lakh ha), while that of coarse cereals stood at six.seventy nine lakh ha (six.72 lakh ha).
“The development of summertime sowing development is extremely superior as on day. Besides, the prospect of rabi crops is also extremely superior and about forty eight for each cent of over-all rabi crops have been harvested as on Friday. There is no impact of Covid-19 pandemic scenario on development of area coverage underneath summertime crops in the place,” the Agriculture Ministry mentioned in a statement.
The area underneath summertime maize crop has also increased marginally to four.seventy one lakh ha (four.29 lakh ha), while bajra and jowar noticed a dip in cultivation.
Coverage of oilseeds also reported a marginal raise at 7.twenty lakh ha (six.ninety one lakh ha).
Rainfall across the place from March 1 until day has been forty two for each cent decreased and the live drinking water storage in 130 reservoirs stood at 86 for each cent of corresponding preceding 12 months.