With rain deficit topping ten for every cent from June one until Friday in the latest monsoon time, the coverage of kharif crops dropped even further by one.seventy six for every cent cent when compared with the corresponding interval a 12 months in the past. Farmers have so far planted on one,064 lakh hectares (lh) versus one,083 lh in the similar interval a 12 months in the past. Very last 7 days, this gap in acreage was one.fifty six for every cent.

The region less than rice, oilseeds, cotton and coarse cereals has dropped, although sowing of pulses and sugarcane are up. Among oilseeds, the coverage of soyabean has elevated but that of groundnut and sesame is down. Maize region is up in the coarse cereals basket, but coverage of other grains has declined. In the pulses section, the region less than arhar has elevated, although urad acreage is virtually unchanged but that of moong is down.

Deficiency in N-W

The drop in acreage is primarily on account of above 50 for every cent deficient rainfall in Gujarat, specially the Saurashtra region, although in western Rajasthan the deficit is 22 for every cent. In spite of the ten for every cent deficient rainfall, kharif sowing has managed to continue to keep rate with ordinary acreage as the distribution of the monsoon has been very good. Lack of ample rainfall in north-western elements has resulted in cotton staying the most affected. Its acreage is lessen by 8.5 for every cent 12 months-on-12 months (YoY). Location less than cotton is down to 117 lh (128 lh).

 

Rice region edges down

According to information unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry, rice has been planted on 389 lh versus 393 lh in the similar interval very last kharif time. Uttar Pradesh with above sixty lh, West Bengal with 41 lh and Chhattisgarh with practically 37 lh have recorded a increase in acreage less than rice, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. When most States more or fewer maintained their acreage when compared with very last 12 months the prior kharif time, there is a drop in planting in Chhattisgarh and an and an elevated in Madhya Pradesh.

At practically 136 lh, the region less than pulses is marginally greater YoY. Arhar has been planted on above forty nine lh ( as when compared with 47 lh). This YoYnot only accounted for the increase is increase but even protected for practically two for every cent drop in moong cultivation.

A marginal one particular for every cent increase in soyabean region at 121.5 lh has not been equipped to compensate for the drop in groundnut acreage and as a end result the oilseeds region is one.5 for every cent fewer at 189.5 lh. The region less than coarse cereals, much too, is down by one.6 for every cent as when compared with the similar 7 days a 12 months in the past at 169 lh.

Storage levels down

H2o storage in 130 reservoirs monitored by Central H2o Commission is 108.58 billion cubic metre (BCM) when compared with 130.sixty three BCM through the similar interval a 12 months in the past.