Over 81 per cent wheat area harvested: Government

The governing administration on Sunday mentioned above eighty one for each cent of wheat sown

The governing administration on Sunday mentioned above eighty one for each cent of wheat sown region has been harvested so considerably, while harvest of pulses and oilseeds has been done amidst the COVID-19 pandemic predicament.

Farmers are harvesting rabi (winter) crops sown in the 2020-21 crop year (July-June). Wheat is the major rabi crop.

Releasing the hottest info, the Agriculture Ministry mentioned: “As a result of the proactive methods taken, harvesting of rabi crops is on plan and well timed procurement is also staying ensured for the reward of the farmers.” Amidst the recent pandemic predicament, farmers and agriculture labourers are perspiring and toiling towards all adversities to make sure that foods reaches our residences, it mentioned.

“Their silent endeavours, coupled with well timed intervention by the Central and Point out Governments, have ensured that there is minimal or no disruption to harvesting activities,” it extra.

In situation of wheat, the ministry mentioned about eighty one.fifty five for each cent of the complete sown region of 315.eighty lakh hectare has been harvested in the region.

About 99 for each cent wheat harvesting done in Rajasthan, 96 for each cent in Madhya Pradesh, eighty for each cent in Uttar Pradesh, sixty five for each cent in Haryana and sixty for each cent in Punjab, it mentioned.

“Harvesting is at its peak in Haryana, Punjab and UP and is probable to be done by the close of April 2021,” it extra.

In situation of pulses which have been sown in 158.10 lakh hectare, harvesting has been done for gram, lentil, urad, moong and industry peas.

For sugarcane, out of the complete sown region of 48.fifty two lakh hectare, harvesting has been done in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, and Telangana.

Up to ninety eight for each cent harvesting has been done in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

Whereas in Uttar Pradesh, eighty four for each cent has been done and this will keep on until mid-May 2021.

In situation of rice sown in forty five.32 lakh hectare in the rabi time, harvesting has been done in eighteen.73 lakh hectare so considerably. Rabi rice harvesting is practically full in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Amongst the oilseed crops, harvesting of rapeseed mustard has been done 100 for each cent in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam.

It is practically full in Haryana (99.ninety five for each cent) and for Punjab, all around seventy seven for each cent has been harvested. Around sixty two for each cent groundnut developed in seven.34 lakh hectare has been harvested so considerably.

“Consequently, the harvesting of crops is on plan and the endeavours of the farmers PTI LUX MR MR