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

Rabi sowing is in entire swing and it looks to be heading for covering a record spot with planting so far covering 644 lakh hectares (lha), two.6 for each cent much more than almost 628 lha sown in the corresponding week in the former season, according to facts launched by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Farmers have planted wheat around 335 lha as towards almost 327 lha protected in the very same week last calendar year.

Madhya Pradesh, which planted almost 88 lha, almost 10 lha much more than very same interval last calendar year.

Bihar and Maharashtra with an supplemental spot of lha and 1.4 lha, respectively not only protected the shortfall in sowing in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but served sign-up an improve in total wheat spot in the place.

Record pulses spot witnessed

Yet another crop that headed for a record spot is pulses which is shut to a hundred and sixty lha (153 lha).

Gram — which is sown around 108 lha so far — accounted for a great deal of the improve in pulses spot. The spot under gram is almost 4.4 for each cent increased as as opposed to very same interval last calendar year.

Oilseeds showing has presently touched the record mark with an spot of almost 82 lha. The spot planted in the very same interval last calendar year was a lot less than seventy eight lha.

The spot under rapeseed-mustard crop is all-around seventy three lha, almost 5 lha much more than very same week in 2019-twenty.

Coarse cereals, on the other hand, registered a almost seven for each cent dip in spot as as opposed to very same interval last calendar year.

The spot under coarse cereals was a minimal around 48 lha (52 lha).

Winter rice planting is however to select up momentum. The spot protected so far is only all-around 19 lha and fifty percent of it in Tamil Nadu.


Storage amounts down

In 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central H2o Fee, a cumulative h2o storage of 119.64 billion cubic metre (BCM) as towards 132 BCM in the corresponding week last calendar year.