April 14, 2024

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Kharif area trails despite late surge in paddy

Regardless of the spot under paddy getting traction in the previous leg of kharif sowing period, the total acreage is set to eventually stop a tad decrease than previous 12 months. The total kharif spot, as of mid-September, stood at 1105.19 lakh hectares (lh) — .eighty three for every cent decrease than previous year’s 1114.50 lh.

Monsoon’s pause variable

Following a sluggish begin thanks to the south-west monsoon taking a “break” in mid-June and early July, primarily in elements of Western and Central India, farmers have bridged the hole in acreageplanting additional of paddy, pulses this sort of as tur and urad, sugarcane, jute and mesta.

Extended dry spells, which consists of yet another “break” in early August, in the course of monsoon period have impacted sowing in Gujarat, the largest producer of cotton and groundnut, and Rajasthan, the key producer of bajra.

Seasonal rainfall for the state as a entire was 4 for every cent decrease than usual. Elements of East, North-East and North West India experienced 11 for every cent deficit.Only the South witnessed a surplus rainfall of twelve for every this monsoon.

Kharif Scorecard

(Spot in lakh hectares as on Sept seventeen)








one hundred forty.72


Coarse Cereals


178.eighty three





fifty four.97

fifty four.08

Jute & Mesta


6.ninety four


119.sixty six





Source: Agriculture Ministry

Around the earlier 7 days, paddy acreage greater by about 5 lh to 414.eighteen lh, as transplantation is even now likely on in some elements of the state including South. Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have found the paddy spot likely up around previous 7 days.

Income crops’ spot down

Other crops this sort of as pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds, sugarcane and cotton also confirmed a marginal raise around the previous 7 days. Whilst the sowing of these crops has ended, knowledge continue on to trickle, ensuing a marginal raise in the spot sown.

Spot under sugarcane has greater and so also jute and mesta. Cotton spot is found settling decrease by around five for every cent this 12 months.

Among coarse cereals, maize at eighty one.fifty two lh and ragi at 10.35 lh and tiny millets at four.77 lh have attained acreage, while jowar at 14.sixty five lh and bajra at 63.40 lh have found a drop.

Among oilseeds, groundnut at 49.14 lh, sesamum at 13.31 lh and castor at 6.96 lh dropped floor. Soyabean has attained spot at 121.77 lh.

In pulses, tur has crossed 50 lh, while spot under urad has edged up to 39.43 lh. Spot under moong has declined to 35.twenty five lh.