Copious rains and well timed onset of monsoon have lifted the acreage
Sufficient rains throughout latest cyclone Nisarga and greater than ordinary monsoon exercise have aided farmers plant more oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals crops, getting the whole spot beneath kharif sowing to 131 lakh hectares (lh) — which is practically forty for each cent more than the ninety four lh in the corresponding 7 days past 12 months, in accordance to facts launched from Agriculture Ministry on Friday.
Oilseeds, pulses gain
Farmers have planted oilseeds more than 14.three lh as towards just one.six lh in the exact period past 12 months. There is a sizeable increase in spot beneath both groundnut and soyabean crops. If groundnut planted spot was 10 lh this 7 days as compared to .six lh in the exact 7 days in 2019-20, the soyabean spot went up to three.five lh (.53 lh).
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