May 23, 2024

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Erratic monsoon affects Kharif sowing

Kharif sowing has started out on a sluggish observe inspite of monsoon providing a ten per cent surplus in June, the initially of the 4-month wet time. Total acreage was down by 21 per cent as of June twenty five, as opposed with the exact time period a yr in the past as monsoon turned erratic in pieces of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, hurting the progress of sowing.

Even though transplantation of paddy, the key kharif crop, has started out on a beneficial observe, the planting of pulses, cotton and oilseeds has been instead tepid, according to early set of figures launched by the Agriculture Ministry.

Paddy cultivation was larger by about 4 per cent at 36.fifteen lakh hectare (lh) around exact time period previous yr. States such as Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal have claimed larger acreage below paddy, whilst Odisha, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Maharasthra have claimed lower coverage.

 

Decrease tur acreage

Area below pulses was seventeen per cent lower as opposed with the yr-in the past time period at fourteen.58 lh (seventeen.51) . Acreage below tur or arhar was down by 37 per cent at 5.57 lh as opposed twith 8.83 lh. Urad or black matpe coverage was marginally down at two.seventeen lh whilst moongbean location is somewhat larger at 5.23 lh. States such as Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have claimed larger location, whilst Maharashtra and Telangana have registered a decrease. Pulses acreage in Maharashtra was down by 4.08 lh.

Area below coarse cereals dropped due to lower coverage of crops such as jowar, bajra and small millets. However, maize location is larger due to larger coverage in Karnataka.

Over-all, the location below coarse cereals is larger in States such as Madhya Pradesh (4.32 lh) and Karnataka (1.43 lh). Decrease coverage has been claimed in Maharasthra (11.forty one lh), Haryana (1.38 lh) and Rajasthan (.79 lh).

Oilseeds coverage is also lower generally due to lower acreage claimed from Maharashtra (11.36 lh) and Gujarat (4.08 lh). Groundnut cultivation is down by a fourth at 9 lh (twelve.fourteen lh), whilst soyabean location is 42 per cent lower at thirteen.45 lh (23.36 lh). Rajasthan (1.46 lh), Madhya Pradesh (1.37 lh) and Karnataka (.51 lh) have claimed larger coverage.

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Cotton cultivation is down by 48 per cent at 37.fourteen lh (seventy one.sixty nine lh) as pretty much all big creating States have viewed a sluggish planting. Cotton plating is down in Maharashtra (fifteen.11 lh), Gujarat (8.fifteen lh), Madhya Pradesh (3.70 lh), Telangana (3.forty lh), Punjab (1.98 lh), Karnataka (.83 lh), Haryana (.63 lh), Rajasthan (.60 lh) and Andhra Pradesh (.32 lh).

Sugarcane acrea is larger at about fifty.sixteen lh (forty nine.eighty five lh) as Gujarat (.80 lh), Maharashtra (.seventeen lh) and Uttar Pradesh (.twelve lh) have claimed an increase in location.

Although the south-west monsoon has weakened, it is expected to see renewed vigour by up coming week. The India Meteorological Office forecasts standard rainfall this month.

Drinking water storage level

The Central Drinking water Commission on Thursday claimed that the storage level in the 130 big reservoirs in the place is 55.606 billion cubic metres that is 32 per cent of dwell storage capacity at full reservoir level. This is just one per cent lower than the level previous yr and 38 per cent larger than the regular level viewed in the previous ten yrs.