As the South-West monsoon covers the entire place 12 days prior to typical date, farmers planted a whopping 315.sixty three lakh hectares (lh), additional than double of the 154.fifty three lh coated in the corresponding 7 days past calendar year, in accordance to kharif sowing information released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Highest boost was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. Whilst the space below oilseeds greater to 83.31 lh, additional than five instances than thirteen.32 lh coated in the identical 7 days in the preceding year, the pulses acreage additional than tripled to 19.40 lh in the identical period of time.

Between oilseeds, at sixty three.26 lh, soyabean registered a 23-fold boost in space from 2.sixty six lh planted in the corresponding 7 days past calendar year. And the space below arhar is nine.87 lh, which is five instances additional than the acreage reported in the identical period of time. Even the space below groundnut, far too, practically doubled to eighteen.forty five lh as in contrast the identical 7 days past calendar year. Whilst considerably of the boost in oilseeds space was from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra accounted for most of the boost in pulses cultivation.



Equally, there is a substantial boost in cotton planting as very well. As in contrast to 27 lh planted in the corresponding 7 days past calendar year, the space below the fibre went up by one hundred sixty five per cent to seventy one.sixty nine lh until stop of the latest 7 days.

Triple digit expansion in the two maize and bajra space aided boost the coarse cereals acreage to forty seven.96 lh (24.48 lh). Both of those Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are responsible for the boost.

The space below rice planting went up by nearly 10 lh to 37.seventy one lh in the latest 7 days.

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June 26, 2020

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