May 25, 2024


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Summer crops area up 15% at 56 lakh hectares


Planting of summer crops has picked up and the full acreage jumped by 15 for each cent to exceed 56 lakh hectares until March 26 against 48.82 lakh ha all through the exact same time period a calendar year back, as for each the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’s most up-to-date information.

Paddy acreage went up to 36.87 lakh ha — an improve of sixteen for each cent over exact same time period a calendar year back, as farmers in states these as West Bengal and Telangana planted extra area less than the cereal crop.

The area less than pulses greater to five.fifty three lakh ha (3.fifty eight lakh ha), although that of coarse cereals stood at six.seventy nine lakh ha (six.72 lakh ha).

“The craze of summer sowing development is extremely excellent as on day. In addition to, the prospect of rabi crops is also extremely excellent and about 48 for each cent of over-all rabi crops have been harvested as on Friday. There is no influence of Covid-19 pandemic predicament on development of area protection less than summer crops in the nation,” the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.

The area less than summer maize crop has also greater marginally to 4.seventy one lakh ha (4.29 lakh ha), although bajra and jowar noticed a dip in cultivation.

Protection of oilseeds also noted a marginal improve at seven.20 lakh ha (six.91 lakh ha).

Rainfall throughout the nation from March one until day has been forty two for each cent decrease and the stay water storage in a hundred thirty reservoirs stood at 86 for each cent of corresponding former calendar year.