May 26, 2024


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Rabi planting hits an all-time high at 675 lakh ha


Rabi sowing in the region established a new file by masking an location of 675 lakh hectares (lha), almost two per cent more than 662 lha planted in the complete time in 2019-20 till finish of this 7 days, according to data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

The sowing in the present time is not over however.

All main rabi crops, barring a couple of coarse cereals, surpassed the location planted in the former time, which was by much the greatest, by now. At 345 lha, acreage of wheat is at all-time higher. The wheat sown location in the corresponding 7 days very last year was close to 335 lha, which moved up a bit to all-around 336 lha by the finish of the former rabi time. Substantially of the raise in wheat planting was documented from Madhya Pradesh — which planted an extra location of 8.three lha and Maharashtra one lha more.

Other crops

Gram and mustard are two other crops which have performed exceedingly effectively in terms of coverage. Gram has been planted over almost 111 lha, while mustard fields protected close to seventy four lha. At the finish of the former rabi time, the location of gram and mustard was all-around 107 lha and 70 lha, respectively.

The location less than rice was close to 30 lha (26 lha). Substantially of the raise in rice location arrived from Telangana which planted an extra three.forty nine lha less than rice.

Nonetheless, there is a dip in location less than coarse cereals. As compared to almost 55 lha planted in the exact same 7 days very last year, coarse cereals protected only all-around 51 lha so much.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar congratulated farmers in the region for their tireless really hard operate. “Despite the corona epidemic, farmers have achieved file location coverage less than rabi crops as effectively as in kharif time, which is amazing,” Tomar reported.