Right after heading by way of a slack pacc for about 6 weeks, kharif sowing has enhanced in Andhra Pradesh. Thanks to late rains, farmers have lined an region of twenty five lakh hectares so far, with paddy and cotton regaining shed ground.

While the full region lined so far is nonetheless much less than the common as-on-day region of 29 lakh ha. By July 26, the farmers experienced lined only ten lakh ha as towards the as-on-day typical region of 15 lakh ha.

“But for the North Coastal districts, the rainfall was typical. Right after a lull in the preliminary number of weeks of the monsoon year, rainfall experienced been very well distribute across the Point out,” Keshava Rao, President of All-India Kisan Sabha (Andhra Pradesh), advised BusinessLine.

Paddy farmers have lined ten.27 lakh ha so far towards eleven lakh ha on the identical day in a typical year. Cotton and groundnut crops are most likely to witness a drop in acreage.

“Some cotton farmers are shifting to chillies on greater prices,” Keshava Rao reported.

Cotton farmers have lined an region of 4.46 lakh ha as on day as towards the equivalent common determine of five.ten lakh ha. The Point out established a concentrate on of 6 lakh ha for the year

Redgram, the other important crop in the Point out, is most likely to fall under the qualified region of 2.sixty eight lakh ha. According to the newest info, redgram was sown in 1.seventy eight lakh ha.

Meanwhile, the Point out Government has decided to discourage farmers from escalating paddy, tobacco and sugarcane less than borewell irrigation.

The Agriculture Section reported they could covert an region of .sixty lakh ha less than these types of crops to horticultural crops in 2020-21. They are wanting at changing a lot more region this kharif.