23/05/2022

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Even as monsoon recovers, kharif area trails

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As the deficiency in monsoon declined, planting of kharif crops throughout the place picked up momentum.

So far, 848 lakh hectares (lh) have been included versus 890 lh sown in the exact period a yr in the past, details introduced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday showed.

Tardy development in rice

Rice has been planted on 265 lh — 4 per cent reduced than around 276 lh sown in the exact week prior season.

Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal reported subdued planting, though Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana included additional location. At around 108 lh, the location below pulses is about 3 per cent reduced than the corresponding week last yr, but arhar (pigeon pea) acreage is in constructive territory with a 4 per cent improve about last yr.

Acreages of moong and urad are down by almost ten per cent as opposed with the exact period last yr. The oilseeds location proceeds to lag by six per cent and only 164 lh has been included so far. The location of groundnut is about ten per cent down, though the shortfall in soyabean planting came down to 3 per cent.

Although oilseeds planting gathered speed in Rajasthan, that in Madhya Pradesh is however down by ten per cent as opposed with the exact week last yr.

At 111 lh, location below cotton is however reduced by nine per cent than the corresponding period last yr.

 

Storage amounts up

The place as a total gained 416.six mm of rainfall until Wednesday, which is two per cent reduced than the standard of 424.one mm.

The rains have served enhance h2o storage amounts in one hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by the Central H2o Fee.

As on Thursday, these h2o bodies have a complete of 85.36 billion cubic metres (BCM) of h2o which is drastically superior than 70.77 BCM in the corresponding week a yr in the past.