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Kharif sowing jumps by more than 100% to 316 lakh hectares

As the South-West monsoon addresses the total region 12 days prior to ordinary date, farmers planted a whopping 315.63 lakh hectares (lh), extra than double of the 154.fifty three lh lined in the corresponding 7 days final yr, in accordance to kharif sowing data unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Maximum enhance was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. Even though the spot under oilseeds amplified to 83.31 lh, extra than five periods than 13.32 lh lined in the exact same 7 days in the former year, the pulses acreage extra than tripled to 19.40 lh in the exact same interval.

Among oilseeds, at 63.26 lh, soyabean registered a 23-fold enhance in spot in opposition to two.sixty six lh planted in the corresponding 7 days final yr. And the spot under arhar is 9.87 lh, which is five periods extra than the acreage described in the exact same interval. Even the spot under groundnut, way too, just about doubled to 18.forty five lh as compared the exact same 7 days final yr. Even though considerably of the enhance in oilseeds spot was from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra accounted for most of the enhance in pulses cultivation.



Similarly, there is a substantial enhance in cotton planting as properly. As compared to 27 lh planted in the corresponding 7 days final yr, the spot under the fibre went up by 165 per cent to 71.sixty nine lh until stop of the present-day 7 days.

Triple digit progress in both of those maize and bajra spot helped enhance the coarse cereals acreage to 47.ninety six lh (24.48 lh). Each Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are liable for the enhance.

The spot under rice planting went up by practically 10 lh to 37.71 lh in the present-day 7 days.

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June 26, 2020

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