As the deficiency in monsoon declined, planting of kharif crops across the region picked up momentum.
So much, 848 lakh hectares (lh) have been included versus 890 lh sown in the exact period a yr ago, information launched by Agriculture Ministry on Friday confirmed.
Tardy development in rice
Rice has been planted on 265 lh — four for every cent decrease than around 276 lh sown in the exact 7 days former year.
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal reported subdued planting, whilst Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana included much more place. At around 108 lh, the place under pulses is about 3 for every cent decrease than the corresponding 7 days very last yr, but arhar (pigeon pea) acreage is in good territory with a four for every cent enhance in excess of very last yr.
Acreages of moong and urad are down by almost 10 for every cent compared with the exact period very last yr. The oilseeds place carries on to lag by six for every cent and only 164 lh has been included so much. The place of groundnut is about 10 for every cent down, whilst the shortfall in soyabean planting came down to 3 for every cent.
While oilseeds planting collected speed in Rajasthan, that in Madhya Pradesh is however down by 10 for every cent compared with the exact 7 days very last yr.
At 111 lh, place under cotton is however decrease by nine for every cent than the corresponding period very last yr.
Storage concentrations up
The region as a entire gained 416.6 mm of rainfall until Wednesday, which is two for every cent decrease than the normal of 424.one mm.
The rains have aided boost drinking water storage concentrations in 130 reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Commission.
As on Thursday, these drinking water bodies have a total of eighty five.36 billion cubic metres (BCM) of drinking water which is significantly improved than 70.seventy seven BCM in the corresponding 7 days a yr ago.