Following going by means of a slack pacc for about 6 months, kharif sowing has enhanced in Andhra Pradesh. Many thanks to late rains, farmers have lined an space of 25 lakh hectares so far, with paddy and cotton regaining shed floor.
Although the overall space lined so far is still fewer than the common as-on-day space of 29 lakh ha. By July 26, the farmers had lined only 10 lakh ha as towards the as-on-day regular space of 15 lakh ha.
“But for the North Coastal districts, the rainfall was regular. Following a lull in the preliminary few months of the monsoon period, rainfall had been properly unfold throughout the Point out,” Keshava Rao, President of All-India Kisan Sabha (Andhra Pradesh), explained to BusinessLine.
Paddy farmers have lined 10.27 lakh ha so far towards 11 lakh ha on the very same working day in a regular calendar year. Cotton and groundnut crops are likely to witness a fall in acreage.
“Some cotton farmers are shifting to chillies on better price ranges,” Keshava Rao said.
Cotton farmers have lined an space of four.46 lakh ha as on day as towards the similar common determine of 5.10 lakh ha. The Point out set a target of six lakh ha for the period
Redgram, the other key crop in the Point out, is likely to fall under the qualified space of 2.sixty eight lakh ha. In accordance to the most recent details, redgram was sown in one.seventy eight lakh ha.
Meanwhile, the Point out Government has determined to discourage farmers from developing paddy, tobacco and sugarcane below borewell irrigation.
The Agriculture Section said they could covert an space of .60 lakh ha below these kinds of crops to horticultural crops in 2020-21. They are searching at changing much more space this kharif.