Buoyed by the substantial uptick in wheat procurement which assisted it surpass Punjab as No. 1 in the former rabi advertising and marketing period, Madhya Pradesh planted over an further 10 lakh hectares (lha) of wheat this period, aiding the country to have a record wheat sowing of over 325 lha, which is just about 11 lha increased than that in the exact same week past year.

According to facts unveiled by the Agriculture Ministry, the total region protected in the current rabi period is just about 621 lha, just about eighteen lha more than 603 lha protected in the exact same week in 2019-twenty.

In addition to Madhya Pradesh, Bihar (two.33 lha increased) and Maharashtra (1.fifty nine lha) planted wheat over exact same period past year, when Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh protected two.87 lha and two.1 lha considerably less region, respectively, till now.

 

Pulses & oilseeds

Aside from wheat, region of pulses and oilseeds have gone up as when compared to the exact same period past year. For occasion, at just about a hundred and fifty five lha, the region under pulses is just about five for each cent more than exact same week past year. Among the the pulses crops, gram coverage is shut to 106 lha, which is just about 6 for each cent more than a hundred lha in the corresponding week past year.

Oilseeds protected just about eighty one lha, which is 6 for each cent more than seventy six lha planted in the exact same period in 2019-twenty. Rapeseed & mustard, planted over seventy two lha — shut to nine for each cent more than the corresponding week past year — accounted for significantly of the enhance. Jharkhand and Rajasthan, too, accounted for a substantial chunk of the further region.

Coarse cereals, rice down

There is minimize in region protected under most key coarse cereals crops whose total region arrived down by shut to 10 for each cent to 45 lha. At just about 25 lh, the region under jowar arrived down by just about 11 for each cent, when that of maize and barley arrived down by 8.five and nine for each cent, respectively. The planting of winter rice is still to choose up momentum. The region protected so much is considerably less than 15 lha, which is minimal more than one-3rd of the total region for the period.

The cumulative drinking water storage in 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Fee on Thursday was 123.88 billion cubic metre (BCM) as when compared to one hundred thirty five.79 BCM in the corresponding week past year.