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Over 81 per cent wheat area harvested: Government

The authorities on Sunday claimed around 81 per cent of wheat sown spot has been harvested so much, while harvest of pulses and oilseeds has been finished amidst the COVID-19 pandemic scenario.

Farmers are harvesting rabi (wintertime) crops sown in the 2020-21 crop 12 months (July-June). Wheat is the most important rabi crop.

Releasing the most up-to-date information, the Agriculture Ministry claimed: “As a end result of the proactive steps taken, harvesting of rabi crops is on schedule and well timed procurement is also remaining ensured for the advantage of the farmers.” Amidst the present pandemic scenario, farmers and agriculture labourers are perspiring and toiling towards all adversities to make sure that foodstuff reaches our properties, it claimed.

“Their silent attempts, coupled with well timed intervention by the Central and Point out Governments, have ensured that there is small or no disruption to harvesting pursuits,” it extra.

In circumstance of wheat, the ministry claimed about 81.fifty five per cent of the total sown spot of 315.eighty lakh hectare has been harvested in the region.

About ninety nine per cent wheat harvesting finished in Rajasthan, ninety six per cent in Madhya Pradesh, eighty per cent in Uttar Pradesh, sixty five per cent in Haryana and sixty per cent in Punjab, it claimed.

“Harvesting is at its peak in Haryana, Punjab and UP and is possible to be finished by the end of April 2021,” it extra.

In circumstance of pulses which were being sown in 158.10 lakh hectare, harvesting has been finished for gram, lentil, urad, moong and industry peas.

For sugarcane, out of the total sown spot of 48.52 lakh hectare, harvesting has been finished in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, and Telangana.

Up to 98 per cent harvesting has been finished in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

Whereas in Uttar Pradesh, eighty four per cent has been finished and this will continue on till mid-May perhaps 2021.

In circumstance of rice sown in 45.32 lakh hectare in the rabi season, harvesting has been finished in 18.73 lakh hectare so much. Rabi rice harvesting is virtually entire in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Among the oilseed crops, harvesting of rapeseed mustard has been finished 100 per cent in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam.

It is virtually entire in Haryana (ninety nine.ninety five per cent) and for Punjab, all-around seventy seven per cent has been harvested. In excess of sixty two per cent groundnut grown in 7.34 lakh hectare has been harvested so much.

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