April 21, 2024


Imagination at work

Kharif area trails despite late surge in paddy

Regardless of the place beneath paddy getting traction in the previous leg of kharif sowing season, the total acreage is established to inevitably conclude a tad decreased than previous year. The total kharif place, as of mid-September, stood at 1105.19 lakh hectares (lh) — .83 for each cent decreased than past year’s 1114.50 lh.

Monsoon’s pause component

Following a sluggish get started due to the south-west monsoon getting a “break” in mid-June and early July, largely in parts of Western and Central India, farmers have bridged the gap in acreageplanting extra of paddy, pulses such as tur and urad, sugarcane, jute and mesta.

Extended dry spells, which contains a different “break” in early August, during monsoon season have impacted sowing in Gujarat, the greatest producer of cotton and groundnut, and Rajasthan, the important producer of bajra.

Seasonal rainfall for the region as a whole was four for each cent decreased than normal. Elements of East, North-East and North West India experienced eleven for each cent deficit.Only the South witnessed a surplus rainfall of 12 for each this monsoon.

Kharif Scorecard

(Area in lakh hectares as on Sept 17)








one hundred forty.72


Coarse Cereals





196.forty five


fifty four.97

fifty four.08

Jute & Mesta









Resource: Agriculture Ministry

Around the earlier week, paddy acreage improved by about 5 lh to 414.eighteen lh, as transplantation is even now going on in some parts of the region including South. Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have noticed the paddy place going up in excess of previous week.

Funds crops’ place down

Other crops such as pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds, sugarcane and cotton also confirmed a marginal maximize in excess of the previous week. Though the sowing of these crops has finished, info continue to trickle, ensuing a marginal maximize in the place sown.

Area beneath sugarcane has improved and so also jute and mesta. Cotton place is noticed settling decreased by in excess of five for each cent this year.

Among the coarse cereals, maize at 81.52 lh and ragi at ten.35 lh and modest millets at four.seventy seven lh have attained acreage, whilst jowar at 14.65 lh and bajra at sixty three.forty lh have noticed a drop.

Among the oilseeds, groundnut at 49.14 lh, sesamum at thirteen.31 lh and castor at six.ninety six lh lost floor. Soyabean has attained place at 121.seventy seven lh.

In pulses, tur has crossed 50 lh, whilst place beneath urad has edged up to 39.forty three lh. Area beneath moong has declined to 35.25 lh.