Kharif acreage seen at a record 1,095 lakh ha


A wholesome 6 for each cent enhance in the kharif region more than the prior time riding on greater rice and oilseeds cultivation may perhaps raise rural prospects, even however pounding August rains may perhaps have inflicted problems on crops in some spots.

According to information produced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday, kharif crops have so significantly lined more than 1,095 lakh hectares (lha), almost 6.3 for each cent much more than 1,030 lha planted in the corresponding week past 12 months.

The region under rice at 396 lha is between just one of the greatest and planting is still on some States. Rice acreage is almost 30 lha much more than the 366 lh planted identical week past 12 months. The States, which have witnessed a spurt in rice planting contain Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Karnataka.


Soar in oilseeds, pulses

Even however oilseeds, especially soyabean and groundnut, have been planted more than 195 lha — almost twelve for each cent much more than corresponding week in the prior kharif time — there has been substantial problems to the crops thanks to major rains in Central India. Even though India Meteorological Office forecast a slight 3 for each cent enhance in quantum of rains to be been given in August, the precise rainfall, as the region as a complete been given, was almost 26 for each cent much more than the usual. Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have noted substantial problems to standing oilseeds crops mainly because of major rains.

Many thanks to greater protection in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana, there is almost 5 for each cent rise in pulses acreage until this week. The overall region under pulses crops stood at about 137 lha (131 lha). The crops that have noted greater region contain arhar and moong.

There is a slight enhance in region under coarse cereals, too, mainly because of greater sowing of maize and bajra. Farmers planted coarse cereals more than 179 lha, almost 3 lh much more than that in the corresponding week in 2019-twenty.

Cotton is another crop that has performed perfectly as in contrast to past kharif time. Acreage of the fibre crop so significantly is 129 lha (one hundred twenty five lha).

Reservoir concentrations up

According to the Central H2o Commission, which monitors h2o storage in important reservoirs, reported overall h2o storage in 123 h2o bodies across the region was 139.sixteen billion cubic metre (BCM), which is almost 4 for each cent much more than 134.43 BCM in the identical week in 2019-twenty.