Sunday, August 4, 2013

High hopes for bumper kharif crop this year

With the monsoon arriving early and the state receiving rains at regular intervals, kharif sowing has been advancing at a faster pace, raising hopes of a bumper production this year. Plantation of crop varieties including cereals, pulses and oil seeds have covered 27% more areas this season compared to last year as of July 30, according to the data of the department of agriculture.
Of the total area of close to 16 million hectares, sowing has been completed in 65% of the targeted acreage or more than 10 million hectares. While the overall average area under cultivation looks encouraging, there are still concerns in certain divisions where the rainfall has been below trend, affecting sowing plans of the farmers.

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