Although the total sown area of all Kharif The (summer) crops taken together showed a marginal decrease of 18 lakh hectares (2%) on Friday as compared to the corresponding period last year, which is not a matter of serious concern right now as all other crops like pulses, coarse cereals, Oilseeds and cotton have already recorded more acreage this year than in 2021.
An official said, “The area under paddy was a matter of real concern. But now it is gradually reducing its deficit. The north-western states have already bridged the gap. The situation in the eastern states in the next two weeks. Hope to improve.”
acreage data, issued by Ministry of Agriculture On Friday, it showed that the area sown under paddy stood at 231 lakh hectares (LH) as on July 29, as compared to a decrease of 267 lakh hectares (36 lakh hectares (13%)) in the same period last year. The deficit on July 15 was higher. (17%) was.
Whereas Punjab has already recorded more area under paddy than last year. Haryana has almost bridged the gap which was high till mid-July. The total present deficit in paddy area of about 36 lakh hectare is mainly attributed to the high difference in West Bengal, Uttar PradeshBihar and Jharkhand.
The cumulative monsoon rainfall, which had shown a deficit of 8% in June, has now recovered and has come to a surplus of 9% over the normal rainfall on July 29. Barring eastern and northeastern India, which still report a 16% reduction in overall cumulative rainfall, the other homogeneous regions – the north-western, central and southern peninsulas – recorded above normal rainfall, allowing for the remainder of the sowing season. There are good prospects for the agriculture sector during this period.