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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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Sugar production down 22% to 233 lakh tonnes till March 31, says ISMA

Sugar mills in the state created 232.74 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar until March 31, just about 22 per cent decreased than the 296.eighty two lt created in the corresponding period of the previous year, mentioned a statement issued by the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Wednesday.

Even nevertheless the unfold of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdown to begin with disrupted the motion of sugar owing to poor availability of trucks, interventions by the Food Ministry and notifications by the Household Ministry have aided the mills resume dispatches above the previous four-five times, ISMA mentioned. The sugar field human body

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