Kharif sowing recovers on significant rise in rainfall, but acreage still down 2%

Major enhancement in seasonal rainfall immediately after a prolonged lull in many areas of the region has assisted thrust up the place underneath the kharif crops and as a result the fall in planting as in contrast to exact interval previous calendar year arrived down to all over 2 for each cent.

In accordance to weekly sowing facts released by the Agriculture Ministry on late Friday, farmers have planted kharif crops more than 934 lakh hectres (lh) as in contrast to 956 lh sown in the corresponding 7 days previous kharif period.

Rice, which accounted for the third of the total sown place, was planted more than 310 lh until Friday, almost three for each cent lessen than 319 lh in the exact 7 days previous calendar year. While many typically rice-escalating States this sort of as Bihar, Chhattisgarh. Jharkhand noted a dip in rice planting, the place is marginally greater in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra as in contrast to exact 7 days in the former calendar year.

The place underneath pulses, on the other hand, is up by 2 for each cent thanks mainly because of to an enhance in the place underneath arhar, which is five for each cent far more than the corresponding 7 days previous calendar year. The pulses have haven planted more than a hundred and twenty lh as in contrast to almost 117 lh previous calendar year. The fall is mainly because of to a marginal shrink in place underneath moong and urad crops.


Bad rains in Madhya Pradesh have influenced the oilseeds acreage. The place underneath oilseeds is down by almost three.five for each cent to 173.five lh as in contrast to exact 7 days previous calendar year. In accordance a CRISIL report on Friday, , the dry spell up to mid-July in Madhya Pradesh, induced harm to soybean crop because of to inadequate germination level. Adhering to the greater value of Soybean seeds, farmers have desired Direct Seeded Rice more than Soybean as monsoon received greater subsequently, the CRISIL report said. As for each the Agriculture Ministry, Madhya Pradesh has planted soyabean only more than 51.sixty seven lh as against fifty seven.81 lh in the corresponding 7 days previous calendar year. Maharashtra on the other hand planted soyabean more than an supplemental 7 for each cent place.

One more crop that registered sizeable fall in planting as in contrast to exact 7 days previous calendar year was cotton, which is planted more than 116 lh as in contrast to almost 124 lh in the exact interval previous calendar year.

There is also a marginal 2 for each cent reduce in coarse cereals acreage at 153 lh, even though maize, which accounted for fifty percent the coarse cereals place, registered three for each cent enhance to seventy six lh.

In accordance to India Meteorological Department, the region as a complete acquired 449 millimetres of rains all through the to start with fifty percent of the monsoon period, bringing down the deficit to just one for each cent as in contrast to the long interval common of 452 mm.