As the deficiency in monsoon declined, planting of kharif crops throughout the country picked up momentum.

So significantly, 848 lakh hectares (lh) have been covered versus 890 lh sown in the exact same interval a yr in the past, information released by Agriculture Ministry on Friday confirmed.

Tardy development in rice

Rice has been planted on 265 lh — 4 for every cent decrease than all around 276 lh sown in the exact same week past season.

Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal described subdued planting, even though Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana covered far more spot. At all around 108 lh, the spot less than pulses is about 3 for every cent decrease than the corresponding week past yr, but arhar (pigeon pea) acreage is in constructive territory with a 4 for every cent increase over past yr.

Acreages of moong and urad are down by virtually 10 for every cent compared with the exact same interval past yr. The oilseeds spot carries on to lag by six for every cent and only 164 lh has been covered so significantly. The spot of groundnut is about 10 for every cent down, even though the shortfall in soyabean planting arrived down to 3 for every cent.

Whilst oilseeds planting gathered rate in Rajasthan, that in Madhya Pradesh is even now down by 10 for every cent compared with the exact same week past yr.

At 111 lh, spot less than cotton is even now decrease by nine for every cent than the corresponding interval past yr.


Storage stages up

The country as a full received 416.6 mm of rainfall till Wednesday, which is two for every cent decrease than the normal of 424.1 mm.

The rains have served strengthen drinking water storage stages in a hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by the Central H2o Commission.

As on Thursday, these drinking water bodies have a complete of 85.36 billion cubic metres (BCM) of drinking water which is considerably greater than 70.seventy seven BCM in the corresponding week a yr in the past.