Kharif sowing progress satisfactory, Oilseeds area jumps three-fold

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India has seen a steady rainfall coverage during the last 15 days, the progress of Kharif sowing has been satisfactory with a few crops seeing two-fold increase compared to the corresponding period of last year.

27 June 2020, New Delhi: The country has received a rainfall of 155.2 mm against the normal of 128.2 mm during the period from 1.06.2020 to 25.06.2020. There has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops.

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Oilseeds coverage area jumps more than three-fold, from 24.07 lakh ha. to 83.31 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Madhya Pradesh (33.65 lakh ha) followed by Maharashtra (16.76 lakh ha).

Significant increase has been seen in Cotton in terms of acreages. About 71.69 lakh ha area coverage under cotton has been reported against the normal of corresponding week i.e 39.23 lakh ha. Higher area is reported from the States of Maharashtra (14.96 lakh ha) and Gujarat (7.00 lakh ha) followed by Telangana (3.65 lakh ha).

Paddy has seen a steady increase in ares. Highest coverage has been reported by Punjab i.e 3.99 lakh ha followed by Uttar Pradesh 2.63 lakh ha and Madhya Pradesh 2.15 lakh ha.

Sowing Area Coverage of Kharif Crops:

  • Rice: About 37.71 lakh ha area coverage under rice as compared to 32.05 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Pulses: About 19.40 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 11.45 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Coarse Cereals: About 47.96 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 26.09 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Oilseeds: About 83.31 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds as compared to 24.07 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Sugarcane: About 49.69 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 47.77 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Jute & Mesta: About 5.88 lakh ha area coverage under jute & mesta as compared to 6.98 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Cotton: About 71.69 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 39.23 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

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