new Delhi. Bumper farming of kharif crops is being observed in the country this year. Kharif sowing season has just started across the country and more than 40 percent of the cultivation has been completed in the initial season itself. Till now, the kharif crops cultivated all over the country are almost twice ahead of the same period last year.
According to the Union Agriculture Ministry, till July 3 (Friday), a total of 432.97 lakh hectares of Kharif crops have been recorded in the country as compared to only 230.03 lakh hectares during last year. According to the Agriculture Ministry, the biggest increase is seen in the cultivation of pulses, oilseeds, coarse grains and cotton this year. Apart from this, the area under paddy is also growing faster than last year. As of July 3, a total of 68.08 lakh hectares of paddy cultivation has been recorded across the country as compared to 49.23 lakh hectares in the previous year.
Pulses cultivation is seen to be the biggest increase this year, pulses acreage is almost 4 times ahead of last year, till July 3, a total of 36.82 lakh hectares of pulses have been recorded in the country as compared to last year. During this period only 9.46 lakh hectares were cultivated. Of the 36.82 lakh hectare pulses cultivated so far, arhar in 16.56 lakh hectare, moong in 9.40 lakh hectare, urad in 8.77 lakh hectare and other kharif pulses in the rest.
Talking about the cultivation of oilseeds, there is a tremendous increase in that and the area is moving more than 3 times compared to last year. As of July 3, oilseeds have been cultivated in a total of 109.20 lakh hectares across the country as compared to 33.63 lakh hectares in the previous year. Of the 109.20 lakh hectares cultivated this year, 81.81 lakh hectares of soyabean, 25.05 lakh hectares of groundnut and the rest of the kharif oilseeds have been cultivated.
Sowing of cotton and coarse grains is also registering a strong increase this year. As of July 3, 70.69 lakh hectares of coarse grains have been recorded, while last year, 35.60 lakh hectares of land was under cultivation and in terms of cotton, 91.67 lakh hectares have been cropped all over the country, whereas during the last year only Cultivation was done on 45.85 lakh hectares.
This post was published on July 4, 2020 3:38 am
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