A substantially increased planting of paddy in Telengana and West Bengal has pushed up the region below summer season crops to 33.45 lakh hectares (lh), approximately 28 for each cent additional than the 26 lha sown in the corresponding 7 days past year.

In accordance to details released by Agriculture Ministry, Telangana planted rice more than an region shut to nine lh, though the region coated in West Bengal was a small more than 7 lh.

All through the just lately-organised national campaign for summer season crops, the Centre had established a goal of 51 lh with additional region below oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals through the summer season period.

The total h2o storage in one hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by Central Drinking water Commission on Thursday was 93.fifty four billion cubic metre (BCM) as towards 104.28 BCM in the corresponding 7 days past year.