Kharif sowing has commenced on a sluggish note in spite of monsoon delivering a ten for every cent surplus in June, the 1st of the 4-thirty day period rainy period. Whole acreage was down by 21 for every cent as of June 25, when compared with the exact same interval a 12 months back as monsoon turned erratic in sections of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, hurting the development of sowing.

Whilst transplantation of paddy, the principal kharif crop, has commenced on a favourable note, the planting of pulses, cotton and oilseeds has been rather tepid, in accordance to early established of figures produced by the Agriculture Ministry.

Paddy cultivation was higher by about 4 for every cent at 36.15 lakh hectare (lh) in excess of exact same interval previous 12 months. States this sort of as Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal have reported higher acreage below paddy, when Odisha, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Maharasthra have reported lower coverage.

 

Reduced tur acreage

Place below pulses was 17 for every cent lower when compared with the 12 months-back interval at fourteen.58 lh (17.fifty one) . Acreage below tur or arhar was down by 37 for every cent at five.57 lh when compared twith 8.83 lh. Urad or black matpe coverage was marginally down at 2.17 lh when moongbean space is a little bit higher at five.23 lh. States this sort of as Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have reported higher space, when Maharashtra and Telangana have registered a drop. Pulses acreage in Maharashtra was down by 4.08 lh.

Place below coarse cereals dropped due to lower coverage of crops this sort of as jowar, bajra and little millets. On the other hand, maize space is higher due to higher coverage in Karnataka.

All round, the space below coarse cereals is higher in States this sort of as Madhya Pradesh (4.32 lh) and Karnataka (1.43 lh). Reduced coverage has been reported in Maharasthra (eleven.forty one lh), Haryana (1.38 lh) and Rajasthan (.seventy nine lh).

Oilseeds coverage is also lower primarily due to lower acreage reported from Maharashtra (eleven.36 lh) and Gujarat (4.08 lh). Groundnut cultivation is down by a fourth at nine lh (twelve.fourteen lh), when soyabean space is 42 for every cent lower at thirteen.45 lh (23.36 lh). Rajasthan (1.forty six lh), Madhya Pradesh (1.37 lh) and Karnataka (.fifty one lh) have reported higher coverage.

Cotton space down by forty eight%

Cotton cultivation is down by forty eight for every cent at 37.fourteen lh (71.69 lh) as almost all major producing States have witnessed a sluggish planting. Cotton plating is down in Maharashtra (15.eleven lh), Gujarat (8.15 lh), Madhya Pradesh (3.70 lh), Telangana (3.forty lh), Punjab (1.98 lh), Karnataka (.83 lh), Haryana (.sixty three lh), Rajasthan (.60 lh) and Andhra Pradesh (.32 lh).

Sugarcane acrea is higher at about fifty.16 lh (49.eighty five lh) as Gujarat (.eighty lh), Maharashtra (.17 lh) and Uttar Pradesh (.twelve lh) have reported an boost in space.

Nevertheless the south-west monsoon has weakened, it is anticipated to see renewed vigour by next week. The India Meteorological Office forecasts typical rainfall this thirty day period.

H2o storage stage

The Central H2o Fee on Thursday claimed that the storage stage in the one hundred thirty major reservoirs in the region is fifty five.606 billion cubic metres that is 32 for every cent of dwell storage potential at full reservoir stage. This is 1 for every cent lower than the stage final 12 months and 38 for every cent higher than the average stage witnessed in the final ten many years.