Telangana, Bengal lead gains in summer crops area

A noticeably better planting of paddy in Telengana and West Bengal has pushed up the area less than summer time crops to 33.45 lakh hectares (lh), almost 28 for each cent more than the 26 lha sown in the corresponding week final yr.

In accordance to info produced by Agriculture Ministry, Telangana planted rice around an area near to nine lh, though the area included in West Bengal was a tiny around 7 lh.

During the recently-organised nationwide marketing campaign for summer time crops, the Centre had set a concentrate on of 51 lh with more area less than oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals for the duration of the summer time year.

The complete drinking water storage in one hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by Central H2o Commission on Thursday was ninety three.fifty four billion cubic metre (BCM) as towards 104.28 BCM in the corresponding week final yr.