April 22, 2024

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Kharif sowing touches 800 lakh hectares

 

Planting has been finished in three-fourth of kharif sowing region now, driving predominantly on great monsoon and higher h2o storage in reservoirs.

According to weekly knowledge unveiled by Agriculture Ministry on Friday, kharif sowing has so significantly included about 800 lakh hectares (lh), approximately eighteen.five for every cent a lot more region than 675 lh planted in the corresponding week very last 12 months.

There is approximately 25 for every cent a lot more planting in pulses and oilseed crops as in comparison to identical week very last 12 months. Thanks to enhance in sowing in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, the region underneath pulses crops touched approximately a hundred lh as in comparison to 79 lh in the identical period of time very last 12 months.

Oilseeds, on the other hand, included 166 lh as from 123 lh in the corresponding week very last 12 months with Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra accounting for a lot more than a hundred lh. Whilst these two States accounted for approximately 85 for every cent of soyabean planted region in the state, Gujarat improved groundnut cultivation region by approximately fifty for every cent to twenty lh as in comparison to identical week very last 12 months.

Spurt in rice planting

Rice planting way too witnessed a spurt this week with farmers covering a lot more than 220 lh, approximately seventeen for every a lot more than about 188 lh planted in the identical period of time in the earlier 12 months. With a full protection of 118 lh, cotton is now near to standard planting region and about 23 for every cent a lot more than ninety six lh planted this time very last 12 months.

 

Likewise, uptick in bajra and maize cultivation pushed the full region underneath coarse cerals by fourteen for every cent to 137 lh. The region included in the corresponding week very last 12 months was 120 lh.

Till Wednesday, the state as a total been given 289 millimetres of rainfall, approximately 6 for every cent a lot more than the standard of 366 mm. About 70 for every cent of 685 districts in the state have been given standard or excess monsoon rains until Wednesday.

There is approximately 66.37 billion cubic metres (BCM) of h2o in 123 reservoirs regularly monitored by the Central Drinking water Commission. This is approximately 55 for every cent a lot more than 42.83 BCM h2o obtainable in these h2o bodies in the corresponding week very last 12 months.