May 27, 2024


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Rabi sowing at a record 685 lakh hectares

Rabi sowing scaled new heights with farmers planting winter crops of about almost 685 lakh hectares (lha), that is about three for every cent extra than 666 lha covered in the very same 7 days last calendar year, according to knowledge released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

All-time highs

The place beneath key rabi crops such as wheat, gram and mustard are at all-time highs this calendar year. When wheat is sown about 346 lha in contrast with 336 lha planted in the very same 7 days last calendar year, gram place stood at 112 lha, which is four.37 for every cent extra than that in the corresponding time period in 2019-twenty. Mustard acreage, on the other hand, expanded to 74 lha, which is seven for every cent extra than 69 lha planted in the preceding rabi year.

The total pulses place was extra than 167 lha in contrast to almost 163 lha in the 2019-twenty year. Wintertime rice cultivation during the 7 days as well registered all-around seventeen for every cent calendar year-on-calendar year to a small about 35 lha.


Coarse cereals acreage

The only set of crops that shrunk in place was coarse cereals. As against fifty six lha planted in the very same time period in the last rabi year, the place covered until this 7 days was close to fifty two lha. All key rabi coarse cereal crops such as barley, jowar and maize registered a dip in place. At all-around 27 lha, the place beneath jowar crop was 10 for every cent decrease than very same 7 days last calendar year.

Water reservoir position and the soil dampness in pretty much all States are quite very good. So, the prospect for rabi crops is quite very good, the Ministry reported in a statement.