Space sown to wheat has elevated by 5.36 per cent yearly to 211.62 lakh hectares within the first two months of the continuing rabi (winter) season, with larger protection being reported in Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in response to the agricultural ministry knowledge launched right this moment.
Sowing of wheat, the principle rabi crop, begins in October and harvesting in March-April. Moreover wheat, rice and pulses, reminiscent of gram, urad in addition to oilseeds reminiscent of groundnut and mustard are additionally grown on this season.
In response to the ministry’s newest knowledge, wheat has been sown in 211.62 lakh hectares to date within the present rabi season as towards 200.85 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.
Greater space has been sown in Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab.
Space sown to rice has elevated marginally to 10.62 lakh hectares as on December 2 of the continuing rabi season as towards 9.53 lakh hectares in the identical interval final 12 months.
Pulses acreage has additionally elevated marginally to 112.67 lakh hectares as on December 2 of the present rabi season as towards 108.57 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.
Gram is the principle pulse grown within the rabi season, and the acreage of which has risen marginally to 79.82 lakh hectares when put next with 75.80 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.
In case of coarse cereals, acreage has elevated to 32.63 lakh hectares as towards 29.02 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.
Equally, space sown to oilseeds has elevated to 83.07 lakh hectares as towards 75.55 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval. Rapeseed-mustard is the principle oilseed grown through the rabi season, acreage of which has elevated to 76.69 lakh hectares from 69.32 lakh hectares through the comparable interval, the info confirmed.
Whole space sown to all rabi crops remained larger at 450.61 lakh hectares as on December 2 of the continuing rabi season as towards 423.52 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval
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