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Over 81 per cent wheat area harvested: Government

The governing administration on Sunday said in excess of 81 for every cent of wheat sown location has been harvested so considerably, even though harvest of pulses and oilseeds has been finished amidst the COVID-19 pandemic predicament.

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

Releasing the newest info, the Agriculture Ministry said: “As a final result of the proactive actions taken, harvesting of rabi crops is on program and well timed procurement is also currently being ensured for the gain of the farmers.” Amidst the latest pandemic predicament, farmers and agriculture labourers are perspiring and toiling against all adversities to make guaranteed that meals reaches our households, it said.

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

In scenario of wheat, the ministry said about 81.55 for every cent of the total sown location of 315.80 lakh hectare has been harvested in the nation.

About ninety nine for every cent wheat harvesting finished in Rajasthan, ninety six for every cent in Madhya Pradesh, 80 for every cent in Uttar Pradesh, sixty five for every cent in Haryana and sixty for every cent in Punjab, it said.

“Harvesting is at its peak in Haryana, Punjab and UP and is probably to be finished by the finish of April 2021,” it additional.

In scenario of pulses which had been sown in 158.10 lakh hectare, harvesting has been finished for gram, lentil, urad, moong and area peas.

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

Up to ninety eight for every cent harvesting has been finished in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

While in Uttar Pradesh, 84 for every cent has been finished and this will continue till mid-May well 2021.

In scenario of rice sown in 45.32 lakh hectare in the rabi period, harvesting has been finished in eighteen.73 lakh hectare so considerably. Rabi rice harvesting is practically finish in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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

It is practically finish in Haryana (ninety nine.95 for every cent) and for Punjab, about 77 for every cent has been harvested. About sixty two for every cent groundnut developed in seven.34 lakh hectare has been harvested so considerably.

“So, the harvesting of crops is on program and the endeavours of the farmers PTI LUX MR MR