April 17, 2024

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Kharif area up, but rains hit standing crops in 15 states

Well timed and fast distribute of monsoon this calendar year did assistance strengthen the kharif acreage, but the large spell of rains witnessed across quite a few components of the state about the latest months are found spoiling the get together for quite a few farmers this cropping time.

“There have been intense weather activities in the variety of large rains in some components of the state which affected the standing crops,” reported Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed the Parliament on Friday.

Standing crops hit

Standing seasonal crops these kinds of as paddy, maize, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and greens among other folks have been impacted on about 21 lakh ha across 15 States, in accordance to the Agriculture Minister.

States these kinds of as Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, which faced large rains and flooding in quite a few areas, have not yet quantified the crop losses.

Cumulative rainfall for the state, as a whole, till date is seven for each cent a lot more, in accordance to IMD. About 9 for each cent of the districts have gained huge excessive rains, when 21 for each cent have gained excessive precipitation.

Condition-clever facts

As for each the facts submitted by the minister in a created reply to Rajya Sabha, Bihar topped the list of the States in which crop damages have been reported, adopted by Karnataka and Odisha.

In Bihar, standing crops these kinds of as paddy, maize, fruits and greens have been impacted on about 9.22 lakh ha.

Karnataka has reported crop losses on about 3.31 lakh ha paddy, red gram, environmentally friendly gram cotton, ragi, bajra, millets and soyabean have been impacted by excessive rains.

Odisha has reported losses in paddy and horticulture crops on two.21 lakh ha, when about 1.seven lakh ha have been weakened in Maharasthra, in which cotton, jowar and turmeric among other crops are affected. In Telangana, kharif crops have been impacted on 1.forty three lakh hectares. In Andhra Pradesh, crops these kinds of as banana, onion, tomato developed on fifty two,000 hectares have experienced problems.


In Punjab, about 24,403 hectares with crops these kinds of as cotton and paddy have been weakened, when Tamil Nadu has reported losses on 787 hectares impacting paddy, maize and gingelly among other folks. Kerala has reported crop losses on four,754 hectares, when Arunachal Pradesh has experienced crop problems on six,864 hectares.

In Madhya Pradesh, soyabean, maize, arhar, urad, moong and paddy have experienced problems. Earlier, the soyabean trade experienced projected a crop reduction of 10-12 for each cent in the Condition thanks to large rains this calendar year.

The Gujarat federal government has reported that crops in 14 districts have been affected but did not offer facts of the place.

“For enterprise reduction measures, funds are available with the Condition Government in the variety of Condition Disaster Reaction Fund (SDRF), More fiscal guidance, about and previously mentioned SDRF, is thought of from Countrywide Disaster Reaction Fund for all-natural calamities of severe mother nature and is accepted on the basis of Memorandum gained from Condition Government, in accordance with proven method,” Tomar reported.

Kharif acreage rises

Paddy acreage ongoing to increase in Bihar, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as transplantation of the main cereal crop for the kharif time has entered the past period. Full acreage below paddy moved up to 406.ninety seven lakh ha — an boost from the previous week’s 402.25 lakh ha.

Full kharif acreage so considerably stood at 1,113.63 lakh ha, which is an boost of five.71 for each cent about corresponding past year’s 1,053.fifty two lakh ha. Well timed arrival of monsoon coupled with availability of agri-inputs served farmers plant a lot more place beating the Covid-19 and lockdown blues.