Summer crops area up 15% at 56 lakh hectares

 

Planting of summertime crops has picked up and the overall acreage jumped by fifteen for each cent to exceed fifty six lakh hectares until March 26 versus 48.eighty two lakh ha throughout the exact same period of time a calendar year in the past, as for each the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’s newest facts.

Paddy acreage went up to 36.87 lakh ha — an enhance of sixteen for each cent more than exact same period of time a calendar year in the past, as farmers in states these kinds of as West Bengal and Telangana planted extra spot underneath the cereal crop.

The spot underneath pulses greater to five.fifty three lakh ha (three.fifty eight lakh ha), even though that of coarse cereals stood at 6.79 lakh ha (6.seventy two lakh ha).

“The trend of summertime sowing development is very fantastic as on date. Aside from, the prospect of rabi crops is also very fantastic and about 48 for each cent of in general rabi crops have been harvested as on Friday. There is no impact of Covid-19 pandemic circumstance on development of spot coverage underneath summertime crops in the place,” the Agriculture Ministry reported in a assertion.

The spot underneath summertime maize crop has also greater marginally to four.71 lakh ha (four.29 lakh ha), even though bajra and jowar saw a dip in cultivation.

Coverage of oilseeds also claimed a marginal enhance at seven.twenty lakh ha (6.91 lakh ha).

Rainfall throughout the place from March one until date has been 42 for each cent decrease and the reside h2o storage in a hundred thirty reservoirs stood at 86 for each cent of corresponding prior calendar year.

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