Kharif Sowing update: Sowing touches 10 crore hectares

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13 August 2021, New Delhi: Kharif 2021 sowing has reached 997 lakh hectares crossing normal acreage of the corresponding week when compared to last year. Despite patchy rainfall at most locations across Central and north India, sowing acreage has gained momentum and is expected to cover up the last years total sown acreage in next two weeks.

IMD forecasts light to moderate intensity thunderstorm accompanied with lightning likely over Western Himalayan Region and Northeast India during next 5 days.

Kharif Sowing update as of 13th August 2021 (in lakh hectares)
S.
No.
CropNormal Area (DES)*Normal of Corresponding weekArea Sown 2021 Area Sown 2020 
1Rice395.65336.92349.24351.52 
2Pulses135.29127.40126.98125.06 
aArhar45.6444.5846.8845.18 
bUrdbean37.2835.8735.5235.50 
cMoongbean33.4831.5832.5232.93 
dKulthi2.200.320.300.25 
eOther pulses16.7015.0611.7511.20 
3Coarse cereals183.57168.19163.04167.00 
aJowar19.5216.0513.6414.13 
bBajra73.4364.6959.5564.12 
cRagi10.496.367.097.79 
dSmall millets5.463.883.953.90 
eMaize74.6877.2178.8177.06 
4Oilseeds180.03169.26180.14185.45 
aGroundnut41.7040.2946.8749.63 
bSoybean112.88111.18116.33118.76 
cSunflower1.421.081.411.01 
dSesamum13.1312.3912.1612.07 
eNiger1.950.670.390.67 
fCastor8.953.632.893.22 
gOther Oilseeds0.000.020.090.10 
5Sugarcane47.5351.3754.5253.69 
6Jute & Mesta7.357.206.996.95 
7Cotton123.59116.38116.17125.48 
Total1073.02976.71997.081015.15 
Kharif Sowing update as of 13th August 2021 (Normal of Corresponding week is average of last 5 years)

In Rice, about 349.24 lakh ha area coverage has been reported compared to normal of corresponding week (336.92 lakh ha). Thus 12.32 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to normal of corresponding week. Higher area is reported from the States of Madhya Pradesh (9.32 lakh ha), Telangana (5.55 lakh ha), Maharashtra (1.74 lakh ha).

In Pulses, 126.98 lakh ha area coverage has been reported compared to normal of corresponding week (127.40 lakh ha). Thus 0.42 lakh ha less area has been covered compared to normal of corresponding week. Higher area is reported from the States of Karnataka (3.67 lakh ha), Haryana (0.60 lakh ha), Jharkhand (0.58 lakh ha).

In Coarse cereals, 163.04 lakh ha area coverage has been reported compared to normal of corresponding week (168.19 lakh ha). Thus 5.15 lakh ha less area has been covered compared to normal of corresponding week. Higher area is reported from the States of Karnataka (2.09 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (1.23 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.41 lakh ha).

In Sugarcane, about 54.52 lakh ha area coverage has been reported compared to normal of corresponding week (51.37 lakh ha). Thus 3.15 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to normal of corresponding week. Higher area is reported from the States of Maharashtra (3.01 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.65 lakh ha).

In Cotton, 116.17 lakh ha area coverage has been reported compared to normal of corresponding week (116.38 lakh ha). Thus 0.21 lakh ha less area has been covered compared to normal of corresponding week. Higher area is reported from the States of Telangana (4.71 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.60 lakh ha).

Also Read: Highlights: Minutes of the 430th Meeting of Registration Committee (CIB&RC)

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