With rain deficit topping ten for every cent from June 1 until Friday in the current monsoon time, the protection of kharif crops dropped additional by 1.76 for every cent cent as opposed with the corresponding period of time a 12 months ago. Farmers have so much planted on 1,064 lakh hectares (lh) in opposition to 1,083 lh in the exact same period of time a 12 months ago. Past week, this hole in acreage was 1.56 for every cent.

The area less than rice, oilseeds, cotton and coarse cereals has dropped, when sowing of pulses and sugarcane are up. Among the oilseeds, the protection of soyabean has elevated but that of groundnut and sesame is down. Maize area is up in the coarse cereals basket, but protection of other grains has declined. In the pulses segment, the area less than arhar has elevated, when urad acreage is practically unchanged but that of moong is down.

Deficiency in N-W

The fall in acreage is predominantly on account of around fifty for every cent deficient rainfall in Gujarat, especially the Saurashtra location, when in western Rajasthan the deficit is 22 for every cent. Even with the ten for every cent deficient rainfall, kharif sowing has managed to hold pace with regular acreage as the distribution of the monsoon has been fantastic. Deficiency of sufficient rainfall in north-western parts has resulted in cotton staying the most influenced. Its acreage is lessen by eight.five for every cent 12 months-on-12 months (YoY). Spot less than cotton is down to 117 lh (128 lh).


Rice area edges down

In accordance to data unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry, rice has been planted on 389 lh in opposition to 393 lh in the exact same period of time previous kharif time. Uttar Pradesh with around 60 lh, West Bengal with 41 lh and Chhattisgarh with nearly 37 lh have recorded a rise in acreage less than rice, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Although most States more or much less maintained their acreage as opposed with previous 12 months the past kharif time, there is a fall in planting in Chhattisgarh and an and an elevated in Madhya Pradesh.

At nearly 136 lh, the area less than pulses is marginally increased YoY. Arhar has been planted on around forty nine lh ( as as opposed with 47 lh). This YoYnot only accounted for the rise is enhance but even lined for nearly two for every cent fall in moong cultivation.

A marginal 1 for every cent enhance in soyabean area at 121.five lh has not been in a position to compensate for the fall in groundnut acreage and as a outcome the oilseeds area is 1.five for every cent much less at 189.five lh. The area less than coarse cereals, way too, is down by 1.six for every cent as as opposed with the exact same week a 12 months ago at 169 lh.

Storage concentrations down

H2o storage in a hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by Central H2o Commission is 108.58 billion cubic metre (BCM) as opposed with a hundred thirty.sixty three BCM during the exact same period of time a 12 months ago.