Space sown to summer season crops like paddy was lagging behind by 1.55 per cent at 1,043.87 lakh hectare up to now within the ongoing kharif season of the crop 12 months 2021-22 (July-June), based on information launched by the agriculture ministry on Sunday.
Sowing operation continues to be underway and planting of summer season (kharif) crops may be continued until the tip of August, it stated.
Farmers had planted summer season (kharif) crops in 1,060.37 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval.
Sowing of kharif crops begins with the onset of southwest monsoon from June. Monsoon rainfall was decrease eight per cent between June 1 and August 20, the ministry stated.
Nevertheless, water storage accessible in 130 reservoirs within the nation was 96 per cent of stay storage within the corresponding interval of final 12 months, and 99 per cent storage of common within the final 10 years, as per the Central Water Fee, it added.
In keeping with the ministry, “sowing continues to be happening” in states rising kharif crops with “prevalence of monsoon rains in lots of states”.
A majority of states have knowledgeable the central authorities that the sowing of kharif crops, notably paddy, urad, moong and sesamum castor, may be continued as much as the tip of August, it stated.
Castor may be grown as much as September 15 in Gujarat which has been receiving good rains for the final two days. Equally, sowing of kulthi and nizer and early mustard seed may be finished as much as September in Jharkhand, it added.
As per the most recent information, space sown to paddy (the primary kharif crop) remained marginally decrease at 374.03 lakh hectare until August 20 of this kharif season as towards 378.07 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval.
Equally, space sown to oilseeds remained barely decrease at 187.88 lakh hectare as towards 189.98 lakh hectare, whereas that of coarse cereals acreage was down at 169.06 lakh hectare as towards 171.82 lakh hectare within the stated interval.
Nevertheless, space sown to pulses was marginally increased at 134.23 lakh hectare up to now this kharif season, from 132.03 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval.
In money crops, space sown to cotton was down at 117.04 lakh hectare up to now this kharif season, towards 127.69 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval.
However, acreage underneath sugarcane was barely increased at 54.63 lakh hectare as towards 53.85 lakh hectare, whereas jute and mesta space was flat at 7.02 lakh hectare as towards 7 lakh hectare within the stated interval.
Sowing of kharif crops in some locations continues until September and harvesting begins from October onwards.
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