Pulses, oilseeds push up kharif area

Favourable problems have aided farmers to full planting in 55 per cent of the normal kharif cropping area in a document time and the area included till Friday was forty four per cent much more than that was sown in the corresponding week past 12 months, at 580 lakh hectares (lh), according to kharif sowing knowledge introduced by Agriculture Ministry, listed here. The area planted in the exact week past 12 months was 402.6 lh.

Aiding farmers plant much more this time was because of to better monsoon – each in phrases of coverage and quantum as nicely as snug

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Kharif sowing is promising, but it’s too early to be upbeat on output

With the sowing info introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture previous 7 days, which showed a doubling of the region sown, the market place appears to be anticipating a bumper crop. But, it is way too early to say how the period will fare.

Though there is an enhance of 220 per cent in the region beneath pulses as opposed to previous yr, it accounts for only 16 per cent of the typical region (as recorded in the past 5 decades) beneath pulses in the kharif period. Similarly, in the scenario of oilseeds, way too, when there is a whopping

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With locusts swarms entering India every 2-3 days, there’s cloud over kharif crop

Hundreds of hundreds of thousands of locusts are getting into India each and every second or third working day, threatening to destroy just-planted kharif crops in several States, a best authorities formal said on Tuesday.

“Locusts are getting into India each and every 2-three days and just about every swarm is as broad as three-6 sq. kilometres,” said KL Gurjar, Deputy Director, Locust Warning Organisation (LWO). Generally, a swarm of one sq km has any place among forty and 80 million locusts and they can in a working day devour foodgrains enough to feed 35,000 folks. The latest locust assaults

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Kharif sowing area jumps by 40%

Copious rains and well timed onset of monsoon have lifted the acreage

Ample rains all through modern cyclone Nisarga and increased than usual monsoon exercise have aided farmers plant additional oilseeds, pulses and coarse cereals crops, having the overall area beneath kharif sowing to 131 lakh hectares (lh) — which is almost 40 for each cent additional than the 94 lh in the corresponding week very last 12 months, according to info released from Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Oilseeds, pulses acquire

Farmers have planted oilseeds above fourteen.3 lh as versus just one.6 lh in the similar time period very last

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