Kharif acreage jumps to 966 lha


Kharif planting is all set for a new file with sown place under lots of crops which includes main oilseeds and cotton exceeding the normal place. According to kharif sowing data produced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday, a full of 966 lakh hectares (lh) have been planted till day, virtually 10 for each cent more than 878 lh sown in the corresponding week final yr.

However there is virtually two months still left in the year, crops these kinds of as soyabean, cotton, maize and groundnut already surpassed the normal sown place. As from the designated place of a hundred and ten lh, soyabean is sown above 118 lh so significantly. Likewise, cotton has coated 123.64 lh as from the normal place of 121 lh. The place sown in the exact week final yr was 118.73 lh.

At 47.29 lh, groundnut planting is virtually 44 for each cent more than 32.86 lh in the corresponding week in the prior kharif year. The normal place under groundnut is 41.41 lh. Towards the assigned place of seventy four.73 lh, maize is planted above seventy five.88 lh already.



Impressive increase

There is a amazing 17 for each cent increase in rice planting far too. As compared to 274 lh planted in exact week final yr, the place under rice so significantly is virtually 322 lh. Likewise, there is a four for each cent increase in place under pulses with moong exceeding its normal place and urad and arhar inching closer to the respective normal parts. Overall under pulses so significantly is close to one hundred twenty lh as from one hundred fifteen lh planted in the exact interval final yr.

The place under coarse cereals is one hundred sixty lh as compared to one hundred fifty five lh exact week final yr, even though the place under sugarcane is marginally larger at 52 lh. Nation as a complete received 505.7 millimetres of rainfall as from the normal 507.three mm till Thursday. Cumulative h2o storage in 123 reservoirs throughout the state monitored by the Central Water Commission is 108 for each cent of that in the corresponding week final yr.

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