Kharif acreage jumps to 966 lha


Kharif planting is all established for a new document with sown place below quite a few crops together with main oilseeds and cotton exceeding the normal place. According to kharif sowing knowledge produced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday, a whole of 966 lakh hectares (lh) ended up planted till date, approximately 10 per cent extra than 878 lh sown in the corresponding week very last 12 months.

However there is approximately two months remaining in the season, crops this kind of as soyabean, cotton, maize and groundnut by now surpassed the normal sown place. As versus the specified place of 110 lh, soyabean is sown about 118 lh so significantly. Equally, cotton has protected 123.sixty four lh as versus the normal place of 121 lh. The place sown in the similar week very last 12 months was 118.73 lh.

At 47.29 lh, groundnut planting is approximately forty four per cent extra than 32.86 lh in the corresponding week in the previous kharif season. The normal place below groundnut is forty one.forty one lh. From the assigned place of 74.73 lh, maize is planted about 75.88 lh by now.



Spectacular increase

There is a magnificent seventeen per cent improve in rice planting too. As when compared to 274 lh planted in similar week very last 12 months, the place below rice so significantly is approximately 322 lh. Equally, there is a 4 per cent improve in place below pulses with moong exceeding its normal place and urad and arhar inching nearer to the respective normal spots. Total below pulses so significantly is near to a hundred and twenty lh as versus 115 lh planted in the similar time period very last 12 months.

The place below coarse cereals is 160 lh as when compared to one hundred fifty five lh similar week very last 12 months, although the place below sugarcane is marginally better at 52 lh. State as a entire obtained millimetres of rainfall as versus the normal 507.3 mm till Thursday. Cumulative water storage in 123 reservoirs across the place monitored by the Central Drinking water Fee is 108 per cent of that in the corresponding week very last 12 months.