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Kharif crops sown on 1082.22 lakh ha area in India; increase in area coverage by 7.15%- 29/08/2020

Kharif crops sown on 1082.22 lakh ha area till now; increase in area coverage by 7.15% compared to corresponding period of last year

Date: 29 AUG 2020

There has been satisfactory progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops, the status of which is given as under:

Sowing Area Coverage of Kharif Crops : as on 28.08.2020, the total Kharif crops has been sown on 1082.22 lakh ha area against 1009.98 lakh ha area during the corresponding period of last year, thus, increase in area coverage by 7.15% compared to corresponding period of last year in the country. The crop wise area sown is as under:

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

Pulses: About 134.57 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 128.65 lakh ha. 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 & 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% of the corresponding period of the last year.

Progress of area coverage under Kharif crops as on 28.08.2020

Area: In lakh hactare

Rice: About 389.81 lakh ha area coverage under rice has been reported compared to last year (354.41 lakh ha). Thus 35.40 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Telangana (10.06 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (5.23 lakh ha), Bihar (5.22 lakh ha), Jharkhand (5.05 lakh ha),  West Bengal (4.04 lakh ha), Karnataka (2.29 lakh ha), Odisha (1.26 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (1.12 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.68 lakh ha), Maharashtra (0.65 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.46 lakh ha), Manipur (0.35 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.31 lakh ha), Rajasthan (0.26 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.18 lakh ha), Haryana (0.18 lakh ha), Assam (0.15 lakh ha), Kerala (0.01 lakh ha) and Sikkim (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Punjab (1.84 lakh ha), Nagaland (0.16 lakh ha), Tripura (0.10 lakh ha) and J&K (0.04 lakh ha).

Pulses: About 134.57 lakh ha area coverage under pulses has been reported compared to last year (128.65 lakh ha). Thus 5.91 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Karnataka (2.91 lakh ha), Maharashtra (2.19 lakh ha), Telangana (1.42 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.64 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.55 lakh ha), Odisha (0.27 lakh ha), Bihar (0.22 lakh ha), Haryana (0.22 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.13 lakh ha), Jharkhand (0.08 lakh ha), Punjab (0.04 lakh ha), Assam (0.02 lakh ha), Uttarakhand (0.01 lakh ha) and West Bengal (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Madhya Pradesh (1.51 lakh ha), Rajasthan (0.90 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.12 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.12 lakh ha), Nagaland (0.07 lakh ha), Manipur (0.03 lakh ha), Sikkim (0.01 lakh ha), J&K (0.01 lakh ha) and Tripura (0.01 lakh ha).

Coarse cereals: About 176.89 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals has been reported compared to last year (172.49 lakh ha). Thus 4.40 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Karnataka (2.89 lakh ha), Rajasthan (1.67 lakh ha), Punjab (0.85 lakh ha), Jharkhand (0.54 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.39 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.37 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.16 lakh ha), Odisha (0.10 lakh ha), J&K (0.10 lakh ha), Maharashtra (0.09 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Haryana (0.06 lakh ha), Bihar (0.03 lakh ha), Assam (0.03 lakh ha) and Uttarakhand (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Telangana (2.75 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.07 lakh ha), Himachal Pradesh (0.02 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.02 lakh ha) and Arunachal Pradesh (0.01 lakh ha).

Oilseeds: About 193.29 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds has been reported compared to last year (170.99 lakh ha). Thus 22.30 lakh ha more area has been covered last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Andhra Pradesh (2.90 lakh ha), Gujarat (6.28 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (4.51 lakh ha), Maharashtra (3.33 lakh ha), Karnataka (2.52 lakh ha), Rajasthan (2.51 lakh ha), Tamil Nadu (0.56 lakh ha), Odisha (0.17 lakh ha), Chhattisgarah (0.03 lakh ha), Punjab (0.03 lakh ha), Haryana (0.03 lakh ha) and West Bengal (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Telangana (0.24 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.07 lakh ha), Bihar (0.07 lakh ha), J&K (0.01 lakh ha) and Jharkhand (0.01 lakh ha).

Sugarcane: About 52.29 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane has been reported compared to last year (51.68 lakh ha). Thus 0.61 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Maharashtra (1.51 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.11 lakh ha), Uttar Pradesh (0.11 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.01 lakh ha) and Punjab (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Tamil Nadu (0.35 lakh ha), Bihar (0.34 lakh ha), Haryana (0.14 lakh ha), Gujarat (0.10 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.06 lakh ha), Odisha (0.04 lakh ha), Telangana (0.03 lakh ha), West Bengal (0.02 lakh ha) and Uttarakhand (0.02 lakh ha).

Jute & Mesta: About 6.97 lakh ha area coverage under Jute & Mesta has been reported compared to last year (6.86 lakh ha). Thus 0.11 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the State of West Bengal (0.17 lakh ha) and Nagaland (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the States of Bihar (0.03 lakh ha), Meghalaya (0.02 lakh ha), Assam (0.01 lakh ha) and Odisha (0.01 lakh ha).

Cotton: About 128.41 lakh ha area coverage under cotton has been reported compared to last year (124.90 lakh ha). Thus 3.50 lakh ha more area has been covered compared to last year. Higher area is reported from the States of Telangana (6.15 lakh ha), Punjab (0.99 lakh ha), Karnataka (0.96 lakh ha), Rajasthan (0.53 lakh ha), Haryana (0.36 lakh ha), Madhya Pradesh (0.35 lakh ha) and Odisha (0.01 lakh ha). Less area is reported from the State of Gujarat (3.76 lakh ha), Maharashtra (1.67 lakh ha), Andhra Pradesh (0.35 lakh ha) and Tamil Nadu (0.02 lakh ha).


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