Area under pulses, coarse cereals gain in India’s summer planting

pulses Such as green gram (moong) and coarse grains such as bajra and jowar I continued to get space in the current summer crop season. However, the acreage of land under rice and oilseeds is lagging behind year-ago levels so far. Overall, the area sown with summer crops was slightly lower at 69.20 thousand hectares as of May 12 compared to 70.39 liters in the same period last year, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture.

the area under it legume crop It stood higher at 19.61 litres, up 6.3 percent from last year’s 18.44 litres. Farmers are seen planting more acreage under the green gram with acreage up 8 per cent at 16.14l compared to 14.97l last year, and area sown under ground up slightly at 3.24l (3.20l in the same period last year).

Bajra gains, maize tracks

The total area of ​​coarse grain increased to 11.73 liters (11.30 L). Space under the bagra is up at 4.69 liters (3.98 liters), while the cornice drops marginally at 6.65 liters (6.94 liters). Neighborhood was slightly higher at 0.25 liters (0.18 L), while Raji was lower at 0.14 liters (0.20 L).

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The area under rice cultivation as of 12 May was lower at 27.89 liters compared to 29.80 liters a year earlier. The total area of ​​oilseed crops declined to 9.96 lh (10.85 lakh ha). The area under peanut decreased at 4.78 L (5.35 L), while sunflower was flat at 0.31 L (0.31 L). The area under the sesamoid was highest at 4.58 l (4.47 L). The area sown under the other oilseeds decreased by 0.29 L (0.73 L).

High precipitation pre-monsoon

As of May 4, the live storage of the 146 tanks amounted to 61.81 billion cubic meters (35 per cent) of the total live capacity of 178.19 billion cubic meters.

Meanwhile, the country as a whole got 24 percent more Rainfall In the pre-monsoon period, until now. From March 1 through May 12, the country received 111.9 mm of rain against a normal 90.2 mm, according to IMD data. At least 21 sub-divisions representing 69 percent of the country have received excessive rainfall so far. Nine subdivisions representing 22 percent of the region received normal to excessive rainfall, while six subdivisions, representing 9 percent of the region, received scanty rain.