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India’s kharif sowing rose 50 lakh ha. But climate crucial for better production

25 Sep 2020 8:43 pm
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NEW DELHI (Commoditiescontrol) India’s Kharif sowing area inched up to 1116.88 lakh hectare till now. According to weekly report released by Central ministry of Agriculture, total Kharif area was 4.77 percent (50.83 lakh hectare) higher than last kharif season’s acreage. Around 1066 lakh hectare acreage was recorded till same period of last year. Higher sowing area will boost production of pulses, oilseeds and rice. Although, excessive rains may be jolt for hope of higher production. Climate conditions very crucial for current kharif crops at this juncture.

Rice


About 407.14 lakh ha area coverage under rice has been reported compared to last year (385.71 lakh ha). Thus 21.43 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Bihar (5.35 lakh ha), Telangana (4.40 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (4.11 lakh ha), Jharkhand (3.91 lakh ha), West Bengal (3.03 lakh ha), Karnataka (1.88 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (1.09 lakh ha), Manipur (0.98 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.80 lakh ha), Maharashtra (0.16 lakh ha), Rajasthan (0.15 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.09 lakh ha), Kerala (0.05 lakh ha), Arunachal Pradesh (0.01 lakh ha), Himachal Pradesh (0.01 lakh ha) and J&K (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Punjab (1.84 lakh ha), Tripura (1.23 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.49 lakh ha), Odisha (0.40 lakh ha), Haryana (0.29 lakh ha), Nagaland (0.16 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.09 lakh ha), Assam (0.05 lakh ha) and Sikkim (0.01 lakh ha).


Pulses


About 139.36 lakh ha area coverage under pulses has been reported compared to last year (133.94 lakh ha). Thus 5.43 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Karnataka (3.13 lakh ha), Maharashtra (2.30 lakh ha), Telangana (1.32 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.72 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.33 lakh ha), Bihar (0.23 lakh ha), Haryana (0.22 lakh ha), Odisha (0.07 lakh ha), Punjab (0.04 lakh ha), Jharkhand (0.04 lakh ha), Assam (0.02 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.02 lakh ha), Uttarakhand (0.01 lakh ha) and West Bengal (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Madhya Pradesh (1.67 lakh ha), Rajasthan (0.90 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.26 lakh ha), Nagaland (0.07 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Manipur (0.03 lakh ha), Sikkim (0.01 lakh ha), J&K (0.01 lakh ha) and Tripura (0.01 lakh ha).

Coarse cereals


About 183.01 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals has been reported compared to last year (180.35 lakh ha). Thus 2.65 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Karnataka (1.87 lakh ha), Rajasthan (1.67 lakh ha), Punjab (0.85 lakh ha), Jharkhand (0.54 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.29 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.24 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.22 lakh ha), Odisha (0.14 lakh ha), J&K (0.12 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.09 lakh ha), Haryana (0.06 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Assam (0.04 lakh ha), Uttarakhand (0.02 lakh ha) and Bihar (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Telangana (3.19 lakh ha), Maharashtra (0.10 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.07 lakh ha) Gujarat (0.06 lakh ha) and Arunachal Pradesh (0.01 lakh ha).


Oilseeds


About 197.18 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds has been reported compared to last year (179.63 lakh ha). Thus 17.55 lakh ha more area has been covered last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Gujarat (4.90 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (4.08 lakh ha), Maharashtra (3.20 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (2.03 lakh ha), Karnataka (1.91 lakh ha), Rajasthan (1.76 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.51 lakh ha), Punjab (0.03 lakh ha), Haryana (0.03 lakh ha) and West Bengal (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Telangana (0.30 lakh ha), Chhattisgarah (0.23 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.08 lakh ha), Bihar (0.08 lakh ha), Odisha (0.05 lakh ha), Assam (0.01 lakh ha), Jharkhand (0.01 lakh ha) and J&K (0.01 lakh ha).


Sugarcane


About 52.84 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane has been reported compared to last year (51.89 lakh ha). Thus 0.95 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Maharashtra (1.87 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.11 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.10 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.01 lakh ha) and Punjab (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Tamil Nadu (0.35 lakh ha), Bihar (0.34 lakh ha), Haryana (0.14 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.10 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Odisha (0.04 lakh ha), Telangana (0.03 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.02 lakh ha) and Uttarakhand (0.02 lakh ha).


Jute & Mesta


About 6.98 lakh ha area coverage under Jute & Mesta has been reported compared to last year (6.86 lakh ha). Thus 0.12 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the State of West Bengal (0.17 lakh ha) and Nagaland (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Bihar (0.03 lakh ha), Meghalaya (0.02 lakh ha) and Assam (0.01 lakh ha).


Cotton


About 130.37 lakh ha area coverage under cotton has been reported compared to last year (127.67 lakh ha). Thus 2.70 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Telangana (5.70 lakh ha), Karnataka (1.06 lakh ha), Punjab (0.99 lakh ha), Rajasthan (0.53 lakh ha), Haryana (0.36 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.35 lakh ha) and Odisha (0.02 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Gujarat (3.88 lakh ha), Maharashtra (1.71 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.55 lakh ha) and Tamil Nadu (0.18 lakh ha).

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