April 16, 2024


Built Business Tough

Even as monsoon recovers, kharif area trails


As the deficiency in monsoon declined, planting of kharif crops across the nation picked up momentum.

So significantly, 848 lakh hectares (lh) have been covered towards 890 lh sown in the very same period a yr ago, data produced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday confirmed.

Tardy progress in rice

Rice has been planted on 265 lh — four per cent reduce than all over 276 lh sown in the very same week earlier period.

Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal described subdued planting, while Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana covered much more space. At all over 108 lh, the space underneath pulses is about a few per cent reduce than the corresponding week past yr, but arhar (pigeon pea) acreage is in beneficial territory with a four per cent maximize about past yr.

Acreages of moong and urad are down by almost 10 per cent in comparison with the very same period past yr. The oilseeds space continues to lag by 6 per cent and only 164 lh has been covered so significantly. The space of groundnut is about 10 per cent down, while the shortfall in soyabean planting came down to a few per cent.

Whilst oilseeds planting collected tempo in Rajasthan, that in Madhya Pradesh is even now down by 10 per cent in comparison with the very same week past yr.

At 111 lh, space underneath cotton is even now reduce by nine per cent than the corresponding period past yr.


Storage ranges up

The nation as a complete been given 416.six mm of rainfall until Wednesday, which is two per cent reduce than the usual of 424.1 mm.

The rains have assisted improve water storage ranges in a hundred thirty reservoirs monitored by the Central H2o Commission.

As on Thursday, these water bodies have a overall of 85.36 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water which is significantly far better than 70.77 BCM in the corresponding week a yr ago.