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Summer crop acreage under pulses, maize up

Planting of pulses and maize has picked up even as paddy carries on to make massive gains in the ongoing summertime cropping period with farmers bringing in additional spot under the cereal crop in West Bengal and Telangana.

As of March twelve, pulses acreage has moved up by about a fifth with equally black gram and green gram gaining acreage in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Bihar amongst many others. Black gram was planted on one.18 lakh ha (.79 lakh ha in preceding yr), although green gram spot stood at one.ninety six lakh ha (one.81 lakh ha).

Paddy ongoing to increase with acreage larger at 33.seventy two lha (26.sixty five lha). West Bengal has viewed paddy acreage increase to nine.83 lakh ha, followed by Telangana at nine.77 lakh ha and Karnataka at 2.59 lakh ha. Between coarse cereals, maize spot has been larger at 3.ninety four lakh ha (3.23 lha), although jowar and bajra have viewed a decline. All round oilseeds spot has viewed a marginal boost at five.88 lakh ha (five.54 lakh ha). All round acreage under the summertime crops stood 22 for each cent larger at 47.93 lakh ha (39.38 lakh ha).

Storage concentrations

The true rain drop throughout the country was decrease by fifty five for each cent at four.2 mm versus the ordinary in the course of the initial twelve days of March. According to the Central Water Fee the dwell h2o storage in 130 reservoirs throughout the country was 88 for each cent of the dwell storage in the corresponding time period as of February twenty five. Also the h2o storage is 123 for each cent of the previous 10 yr ordinary for the time period.