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    Despite COVID, sowing area coverage under Kharif crops registers increase

  • Date : 04 July, 2020

    New Delhi: As per the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, it is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic.

    The data released by the Department shows that there has been noteworthy progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops. There has been significant increase in the area coverage this season as compared to the corresponding period last year.

    Sowing Area Coverage of Summer Crops:

    Rice: About 68.08 lakh ha area coverage under summer rice as compared to 49.23 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

    Pulses: About 36.82 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 9.46 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

    Coarse Cereals: About 70.69 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 35.20 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

    Oilseeds: About 109.20 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds as compared to 33.63 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

    Sugarcane: About 50.62 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 49.86 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

    Jute & Mesta: About 5.89 lakh ha area coverage under jute & mesta as compared to 6.80 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

    Cotton: About 91.67 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 45.85 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

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