Area covered under oilseeds 24.33 lakh ha more in comparison to last year

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07 August 2020, New Delhi – As per the latest update of Kharif sowing release by the Agriculture Ministry, Oilseeds area coverage is about 181.07 lakh ha as compared to 156.75 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

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The actual rainfall received in the country is 505.7 mm against normal of 507.3 mm during the period from 01.06.2020 to 06.08.2020 and as reported by Central Water Commission, the live water storage available in 123 reservoirs in the country is 108% of live storage of corresponding period of last year and 94% of storage of average of last ten years. 

Crop wise coverage

Rice: About 321.79 lakh ha area coverage under rice as compared to 274.19 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 47.60 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

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Pulses: About 119.59 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 114.77 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 4.82 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Coarse Cereals: About 160.43 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 154.77 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 5.66 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Sugarcane: About 51.95 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 51.33 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 0.62 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

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Jute & Mesta: About 6.95 lakh ha area coverage under jute &mesta as compared to 6.85 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 0.10 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Cotton: About 123.64 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 118.73 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 4.90 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Photo credit: CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture on Visualhunt / CC BY-SA

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