Summer crop acreage under pulses, maize up

Lavern Vogel

Planting of pulses and maize has picked up even as paddy carries on to make huge gains in the ongoing summertime cropping time with farmers bringing in a lot more space less than the cereal crop in West Bengal and Telangana.

As of March twelve, pulses acreage has moved up by about a fifth with equally black gram and green gram getting acreage in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Bihar among others. Black gram was planted on 1.18 lakh ha (.seventy nine lakh ha in preceding yr), even though green gram space stood at 1.ninety six lakh ha (1.eighty one lakh ha).

Paddy ongoing to rise with acreage greater at 33.seventy two lha (26.sixty five lha). West Bengal has seen paddy acreage rise to nine.83 lakh ha, adopted by Telangana at nine.seventy seven lakh ha and Karnataka at 2.59 lakh ha. Amongst coarse cereals, maize space has been greater at three.ninety four lakh ha (three.23 lha), even though jowar and bajra have seen a decrease. General oilseeds space has seen a marginal boost at 5.88 lakh ha (5.54 lakh ha). General acreage less than the summertime crops stood 22 per cent greater at 47.93 lakh ha (39.38 lakh ha).

Storage concentrations

The precise rain drop throughout the nation was decrease by fifty five per cent at 4.2 mm versus the normal through the very first twelve times of March. According to the Central Water Fee the stay water storage in 130 reservoirs throughout the nation was 88 per cent of the stay storage in the corresponding period of time as of February twenty five. Also the water storage is 123 per cent of the very last 10 yr average for the period of time.

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