Buoyed by a important fourteen for every cent increase in planting of oilseeds and rice, the full place under kharif crops so much crossed one,000 lakh hectares (lh) already and is all established to clock a new record in full cropped place.
Kharif sowing information introduced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday said a full of one,016 lh has been planted so much, practically nine for every cent additional than 936 lh sown in the corresponding week previous 12 months.
Rice is established to witness a record planting place. Rice planting has already included 352 lh, fourteen for every cent additional than 309 lh planted in the very same week in the previous kharif season. Key kharif oilseeds – soyabean and groundnut – already surpassed the acreage which is regarded regular. Though soyabean is planted around 119 lh, practically 7 for every cent additional than 111 lh included in the very same week in the previous season, groundnut place has gone up by a important 41 for every cent to forty nine lh as when compared to very same time period previous 12 months. This has pushed the oilseeds place to 187 lh, fourteen for every cent additional than 64 lh in the corresponding week in kharif 2019.
The increase in pulses acreage may possibly be a marginal two for every cent, but big pulses crops – arhar, moong and urad – have recorded an increase in planted place with moong and urad already surpassing the regular place of cropping. The full place under pulses crops so much is 124 lh.
An increase in sown place of bajra and maize have resulted in coarse cereals recording a practically four for every cent advancement around the previous kharif season. So much, coarse cereals have been planted around 168 lh as versus 162 lh in the corresponding week previous 12 months.
At one hundred twenty five lh, the place under cotton also is marginally higher than that in the very same week in the previous 12 months.
The state as a total has been given 578 millimetres of rainfall in the existing monsoon season, which is two for every cent additional than the regular of 569 mm. The 123 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Commission have cumulative storage which is 88 for every cent of the very same in the corresponding week previous 12 months.