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India’s kharif crop cultivation reached close to 1100 lakh hectare

by | Sep 16, 2021 | News, Specials

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Due to the recent heavy rainfall in the country, Kharif crop cultivation is likely to decline. Kharif crop cultivation decreased 1-2 per cent compared to last year at the same time.

According to the agriculture department’s recent report, Kharif sowing reported 1096 lakh hectares in since last week, which was 1106 lakh hectares last year at the same time period.

Cotton crop sowing reported 119.46 lakh hectares, 127 lakh hectares last year, declined by 6 per cent. Castor seeds sowing reported at 6.16 lakh hectares declined by 13 per cent compared to last year. Peanut sowing declined by 4 per cent, and cultivation reported 47.98 lakh hectares.

However, pulses cultivation increased by 2 per cent at 139.63 lakh hectares cultivated in 136.98 lakh hectares last year.

Kharif Sowing till 10th September’2021 (Lakh Hectare)
Crop Name 2021 2020 Change (%) Crop Name 2021 2020 Change (%)
Rice 409.55 407.97 1.58 Corn 81.13 79.85 1.6
Pulses 139.63 136.98 1.93 Oilseeds 192.56 195.71 -1.61
Toor 49.84 47.98 3.88 Peanut 48.98 50.91 -3.79
Black lentil 38.89 38.32 1.49 Soybeans 121.67 121.16 0.42
Moon Beans 35.1 35.21 -0.31 Sunflower 1.5 1.19 26.05
Horse gram 0.52 0.54 -3.7 Sesame 13.15 13.73 -4.22
Other pulses 15.29 14.93 2.41 Niger seeds 0.99 1.5 -34
Cereal crop 173.79 178.21 0.39 Castor seeds 6.16 7.08 -12.99
Sorghum 14.49 14.98 -3.27 Sugarcane 54.7 54 1.37
Millet 63.34 68.66 -7.75 flax 7.01 6.94 1.01
Ragi 10.15 10.04 1.1 Cotton 119.46 126.8 -5.79
Small Cereals 4.68 4.68 -2.48 Total 1096.7 1106.57 -0.89

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