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Significant Progress of Sowing Area Coverage of Kharif Crops

by BQ News Bureau
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The Central Government is taking several measures in facilitating the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic through its Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

These measures has resulted in increased coverage area of the Kharif crops.

The Press Information Bureau has given the following statistics in a press release today:

  • 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.

This augurs a good sign for the economy in general and the rural economy in particular which is reeling under the effects of COVID19 pandemic.

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