Record wheat sowing in Madhya Pradesh takes total rabi area to 621 lakh hectares

Buoyed by the considerable uptick in wheat procurement which aided it surpass Punjab as No.

Buoyed by the considerable uptick in wheat procurement which aided it surpass Punjab as No. one in the prior rabi promoting time, Madhya Pradesh planted around an more ten lakh hectares (lha) of wheat this time, supporting the place to have a document wheat sowing of around 325 lha, which is nearly 11 lha bigger than that in the exact week previous calendar year.

In accordance to info introduced by the Agriculture Ministry, the complete spot coated in the latest rabi time is nearly 621 lha, nearly 18 lha much more than 603 lha coated in the exact week in 2019-twenty.

In addition to Madhya Pradesh, Bihar (2.33 lha bigger) and Maharashtra (one.59 lha) planted wheat around exact period of time previous calendar year, whilst Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh coated 2.87 lha and 2.one lha fewer spot, respectively, until now.

 

Pulses & oilseeds

Aside from wheat, spot of pulses and oilseeds have gone up as compared to the exact period of time previous calendar year. For occasion, at nearly 155 lha, the spot underneath pulses is nearly five per cent much more than exact week previous calendar year. Amid the pulses crops, gram protection is near to 106 lha, which is nearly 6 per cent much more than a hundred lha in the corresponding week previous calendar year.

Oilseeds coated nearly 81 lha, which is 6 per cent much more than seventy six lha planted in the exact period of time in 2019-twenty. Rapeseed & mustard, planted around seventy two lha — near to 9 per cent much more than the corresponding week previous calendar year — accounted for considerably of the maximize. Jharkhand and Rajasthan, way too, accounted for a considerable chunk of the more spot.

Coarse cereals, rice down

There is reduce in spot coated underneath most main coarse cereals crops whose complete spot came down by near to ten per cent to forty five lha. At nearly twenty five lh, the spot underneath jowar came down by nearly 11 per cent, whilst that of maize and barley came down by 8.five and 9 per cent, respectively. The planting of winter season rice is however to select up momentum. The spot coated so significantly is fewer than fifteen lha, which is tiny much more than one particular-third of the complete spot for the time.

The cumulative drinking water storage in 128 reservoirs monitored by the Central Drinking water Fee on Thursday was 123.88 billion cubic metre (BCM) as compared to 135.79 BCM in the corresponding week previous calendar year.