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Kharif sowing jumps by more than 100% to 316 lakh hectares

As the South-West monsoon handles the whole nation 12 days prior to typical day, farmers planted a whopping 315.63 lakh hectares (lh), a lot more than double of the 154.fifty three lh covered in the corresponding week final calendar year, according to kharif sowing information released by the Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Maximum improve was recorded in oilseeds and pulses planting. While the area below oilseeds enhanced to eighty three.31 lh, a lot more than five instances than thirteen.32 lh covered in the identical week in the former time, the pulses acreage a lot more than tripled to 19.forty lh

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