Rabi sowing in the country established a new record by masking an space of 675 lakh hectares (lha), approximately 2 for each cent far more than 662 lha planted in the complete year in 2019-20 till conclude of this week, according to information unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.
The sowing in the current year is not over but.
All significant rabi crops, barring a few coarse cereals, surpassed the space planted in the past year, which was by much the best, previously. At 345 lha, acreage of wheat is at all-time significant. The wheat sown space in the corresponding week final 12 months was close to 335 lha, which moved up a little to about 336 lha by the conclude of the past rabi year. A lot of the enhance in wheat planting was reported from Madhya Pradesh — which planted an additional space of eight.three lha and Maharashtra 1 lha far more.
Gram and mustard are two other crops which have finished exceedingly very well in terms of protection. Gram has been planted over approximately 111 lha, although mustard fields protected close to seventy four lha. At the conclude of the past rabi year, the space of gram and mustard was about 107 lha and 70 lha, respectively.
The space less than rice was close to thirty lha (26 lha). A lot of the enhance in rice space arrived from Telangana which planted an additional three.49 lha less than rice.
Having said that, there is a dip in space less than coarse cereals. As in comparison to approximately fifty five lha planted in the same week final 12 months, coarse cereals protected only about fifty one lha so much.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar congratulated farmers in the country for their tireless challenging function. “Despite the corona epidemic, farmers have obtained record space protection less than rabi crops as very well as in kharif year, which is remarkable,” Tomar claimed.