July 25, 2024


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Area under kharif crops slips further as rainfall deficit tops 10%


With rain deficit topping 10 for each cent from June one until Friday in the recent monsoon season, the protection of kharif crops dropped more by one.76 for each cent cent compared with the corresponding time period a year ago. Farmers have so far planted on one,064 lakh hectares (lh) in opposition to one,083 lh in the similar time period a year ago. Past week, this gap in acreage was one.56 for each cent.

The area less than rice, oilseeds, cotton and coarse cereals has dropped, although sowing of pulses and sugarcane are up. Among the oilseeds, the protection of soyabean has enhanced but that of groundnut and sesame is down. Maize area is up in the coarse cereals basket, but protection of other grains has declined. In the pulses portion, the area less than arhar has enhanced, although urad acreage is almost unchanged but that of moong is down.

Deficiency in N-W

The drop in acreage is mostly on account of about fifty for each cent deficient rainfall in Gujarat, notably the Saurashtra area, although in western Rajasthan the deficit is 22 for each cent. Even with the 10 for each cent deficient rainfall, kharif sowing has managed to continue to keep speed with ordinary acreage as the distribution of the monsoon has been good. Absence of ample rainfall in north-western sections has resulted in cotton becoming the most impacted. Its acreage is lessen by eight.5 for each cent year-on-year (YoY). Location less than cotton is down to 117 lh (128 lh).


Rice area edges down

According to knowledge launched by the Agriculture Ministry, rice has been planted on 389 lh in opposition to 393 lh in the similar time period last kharif season. Uttar Pradesh with about 60 lh, West Bengal with 41 lh and Chhattisgarh with just about 37 lh have recorded a rise in acreage less than rice, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Though most States extra or much less maintained their acreage compared with last year the past kharif season, there is a drop in planting in Chhattisgarh and an and an enhanced in Madhya Pradesh.

At just about 136 lh, the area less than pulses is marginally higher YoY. Arhar has been planted on about forty nine lh ( as compared with forty seven lh). This YoYnot only accounted for the rise is maximize but even covered for just about two for each cent drop in moong cultivation.

A marginal one particular for each cent maximize in soyabean area at 121.5 lh has not been able to compensate for the drop in groundnut acreage and as a end result the oilseeds area is one.5 for each cent much less at 189.5 lh. The area less than coarse cereals, far too, is down by one.six for each cent as compared with the similar week a year ago at 169 lh.

Storage concentrations down

Water storage in one hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by Central Water Fee is 108.58 billion cubic metre (BCM) compared with one hundred thirty.63 BCM for the duration of the similar time period a year ago.