The Gujarat govt has unveiled the most up-to-date summer season crop sowing figures, indicating a 40 per cent bounce from previous calendar year.
As per the knowledge shared by the Gujarat Agriculture Section, sowing for paddy, maize, moong and groundnut crops has doubled from previous calendar year.
Farmer resources disclosed that the bounce in summer season crop sowing is mainly attributed to the amplified drinking water availability following fantastic monsoon previous calendar year, and also enhanced bare minimum assist cost (MSP), which may elevate the industry price ranges, also.
Paddy sowing was concluded on fifty four,941 hectares, up from 29,353 hectares, whilst maize place jumped from three,081 hectares to six,065 hectares this calendar year. In the pulses category, moong (environmentally friendly grams) sowing much more than doubles in acreage to forty four,177 hectares, from 21,154 hectares previous calendar year. Urad (black gram) noticed a sharp 176 per cent bounce to thirteen,525 hectares this calendar year from 4,890 hectares documented previous calendar year.
Amongst the oilseeds, groundnut sowing much more than doubled from 28,060 hectares previous calendar year to 60,096 hectares this season. Sesamum sowing jumped to fifty eight,178 hectares from eighteen,887 hectares documented previous calendar year.
As per the knowledge, summer season sowing was coated on nine,50,845 hectares of place as on April 20, 2020, which is about 40 per cent increased than previous year’s sowing of six,77,724 hectares.