Backed by good rain, kharif sowing space up by 21.2 per cent


Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 17

Backed by good rains and water storage in reservoirs, the sowing space within the ongoing Kharif season elevated by 21.20 % amid the Covid disaster as in comparison with final yr

According to the most recent sowing information launched by the Agriculture Ministry, as on July 17, the sown space is 691.86 lakh ha in comparison with 570.86 lakh ha space in the course of the corresponding interval final yr. The most improve of a whopping 40.75 % has been registered by oilseeds and 32.35% by pulses

Till Thursday, precise rainfall acquired within the nation was 338.three mm towards a traditional of 308.four mm, a rise of 10% within the interval between June 1 and July 16. Till at present, the dwell water storage accessible in 123 reservoirs within the nation was 150% of dwell storage of corresponding interval final yr and 133% of storage of common of previous 10 years, in accordance with the CWC.

So far kharif crops have been sown in 691.86 lakh ha within the nation in comparison with 570.86 lakh ha in the course of the corresponding interval final yr, a rise of 21.20%. 

Paddy has been sown in 168.47 lakh ha towards 142.06 lakh ha final yr, a rise of 18.59%, whereas pulses have been sown in 81.66 lakh ha towards 61.70 lakh ha space final yr, a rise in protection by 32.35%,

Meanwhile, protection of coarse cereals elevated to 115.60 lakh ha towards 103.00 lakh ha of final yr, up by 12.23%; oilseeds to 154.95 lakh ha towards 110.09 lakh ha final yr, up by a whopping 40.75 %,

Sugarcane has been sown in 51.29 lakh ha towards 50.82 lakh ha final yr, a rise of 0.92%. So far as cotton is worried, the protection elevated to 113.01 lakh ha space towards 96.35 lakh ha of final yr, a constructive of 17.28 %. 

In case of jute and mesta, the realm lined is 6.88 lakh ha towards 6.84 lakh ha of final yr, a rise of 0.70%.



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