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Satisfactory Progress of Sowing Area Coverage under Kharif Crops says Agriculture Ministry

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap
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Union Agriculture Ministry is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic. The Ministry said, “There has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops.”  

It said rice has been sown in about 120.77 lakh hectare area as compared to 95.73 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of last year. Besides, about 64.25 lakh hectare areas have been brought under sowing of pulses as compared to 24.49 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of last year. It said oilseeds have been sown in over 139 lakh hectare area as compared to around 75 lakh hectare of last year. 

The Ministry said, coarse cereals have been sown in around 93 lakh hectare area and sugarcane was sown in around 51 lakh hectare area. 

The Ministry has given the following coverage of the Kharif Crops comparing it to the corresponding period of last year: 

  • Rice:About 120.77 lakh ha area coverage under summer Rice as compared to 95.73 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 
  •  Pulses:About 64.25 lakh ha area coverage under Pulses as compared to 24.49 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 
  •  Coarse Cereals:About 93.24 lakh ha area coverage under Coarse Cereals as compared to 71.96 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 
  •  Oilseeds:About 139.37 lakh ha area coverage under Oilseeds as compared to 75.27 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 
  •  Sugarcane:About 50.89 lakh ha area coverage under Sugarcane as compared to 50.59 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 
  •  Jute & Mesta:About 6.87 lakh ha area coverage under Jute & Mesta as compared to 6.82 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 
  •  Cotton:About 104.82 lakh ha area coverage under Cotton as compared to 77.71 lakh ha. During the corresponding period of last year. 

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