Kharif area up, but rains hit standing crops in 15 states

Timely and swift spread of monsoon this 12 months did help strengthen the kharif acreage, but the weighty spell of rains witnessed throughout many components of the nation around current weeks are viewed spoiling the social gathering for many farmers this cropping season.

“There have been severe weather conditions activities in the variety of weighty rains in some components of the nation which impacted the standing crops,” claimed Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable the Parliament on Friday.

Standing crops hit

Standing seasonal crops these kinds of as paddy, maize, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables among many others have been impacted on around 21 lakh ha throughout fifteen States, in accordance to the Agriculture Minister.

States these kinds of as Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, which confronted weighty rains and flooding in many locations, have not yet quantified the crop losses.

Cumulative rainfall for the nation, as a entire, until date is 7 for every cent far more, in accordance to IMD. About nine for every cent of the districts have received big excessive rains, when 21 for every cent have received excessive precipitation.

State-clever details

As for every the details submitted by the minister in a composed reply to Rajya Sabha, Bihar topped the listing of the States where by crop damages have been reported, followed by Karnataka and Odisha.

In Bihar, standing crops these kinds of as paddy, maize, fruits and vegetables have been impacted on around nine.22 lakh ha.

Karnataka has reported crop losses on about three.31 lakh ha paddy, pink gram, environmentally friendly gram cotton, ragi, bajra, millets and soyabean have been impacted by excessive rains.

Odisha has reported losses in paddy and horticulture crops on two.21 lakh ha, when about 1.7 lakh ha have been destroyed in Maharasthra, where by cotton, jowar and turmeric among other crops are impacted. In Telangana, kharif crops have been impacted on 1.43 lakh hectares. In Andhra Pradesh, crops these kinds of as banana, onion, tomato grown on 52,000 hectares have experienced hurt.


In Punjab, about 24,403 hectares with crops these kinds of as cotton and paddy have been destroyed, when Tamil Nadu has reported losses on 787 hectares affecting paddy, maize and gingelly among many others. Kerala has reported crop losses on 4,754 hectares, when Arunachal Pradesh has experienced crop hurt on 6,864 hectares.

In Madhya Pradesh, soyabean, maize, arhar, urad, moong and paddy have experienced hurt. Before, the soyabean trade experienced projected a crop loss of ten-twelve for every cent in the State due to weighty rains this 12 months.

The Gujarat govt has reported that crops in 14 districts have been impacted but did not supply details of the spot.

“For enterprise aid actions, resources are obtainable with the State Government in the variety of State Catastrophe Response Fund (SDRF), More economical aid, around and over SDRF, is thought of from National Catastrophe Response Fund for natural calamities of extreme nature and is permitted on the basis of Memorandum received from State Government, in accordance with recognized course of action,” Tomar claimed.

Kharif acreage rises

Paddy acreage ongoing to increase in Bihar, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as transplantation of the main cereal crop for the kharif season has entered the last phase. Whole acreage below paddy moved up to 406.ninety seven lakh ha — an enhance from the former week’s 402.25 lakh ha.

Whole kharif acreage so significantly stood at 1,113.sixty three lakh ha, which is an enhance of 5.seventy one for every cent around corresponding last year’s 1,053.52 lakh ha. Timely arrival of monsoon coupled with availability of agri-inputs aided farmers plant far more spot beating the Covid-19 and lockdown blues.