Kharif crops sown area increases 7.15% this year

Kharif crops sown area increases 7.15% this year
As on August 28, 2020, the total Kharif crops has been sown on 1,082.22 lakh hectare area against 1,009.98 lakh hectare area during the corresponding period of last year

There has been significant progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops this year. According to the Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, as on August 28, 2020, the total Kharif crops has been sown on 1,082.22 lakh hectare area against 1,009.98 lakh hectare area during the corresponding period of last year, thus, increase in area coverage by 7.15 percent compared to corresponding period of last year in the country.

Crop wise area sown

Rice: About 389.81 lakh hectare area coverage under rice as compared to 354.41 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of 2019. Thus 35.40 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Pulses: About 134.57 lakh hectare area coverage under pulses as compared to 128.65 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 5.91 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Coarse Cereals: About 176.89 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 172.49 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 4.40 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Oilseeds: About 193.29 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds as compared to 170.99 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 22.30 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Sugarcane: About 52.29 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 51.68 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 0.61 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Jute & Mesta: About 6.97 lakh ha area coverage under jute and mesta as compared to 6.86 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 0.11 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Cotton: About 128.41 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 124.90 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year. Thus 3.50 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year.

Central Water Commission (CWC) has reported that the live water storage in 123 reservoirs in different parts of the country is 102 percent of the corresponding period of the last year.

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