Kharif sowing jumps by more than 100% to 316 lakh hectares

As the South-West monsoon handles the total country twelve times prior to regular date, farmers planted a whopping 315.63 lakh hectares (lh), much more than double of the 154.fifty three lh coated in the corresponding week last calendar year, according to kharif sowing facts introduced by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Greatest raise was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. Though the space less than oilseeds greater to 83.31 lh, much more than five instances than thirteen.32 lh coated in the exact week in the previous season, the pulses acreage much more than tripled to 19.forty lh in the exact period of time.

Amid oilseeds, at 63.26 lh, soyabean registered a 23-fold raise in space in opposition to two.66 lh planted in the corresponding week last calendar year. And the space less than arhar is nine.87 lh, which is five instances much more than the acreage documented in the exact

Read More