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2021 Kharif sowing slowly picks up; over 56 lakh hectare coverage so far

2021 Kharif sowing slowly picks up; over 56 lakh hectare coverage so far

The planting of summer (kharif) crops like rice is slowly picking up and has so far covered 56.50 lakh hectare (ha) across the country in the ongoing 2021-22 kharif season, according to the Agriculture Ministry data.

The planting of summer (kharif) crops like rice is slowly picking up and has so far covered 56.50 lakh hectare (ha) across the country in the ongoing 2021-22 kharif season, according to the Agriculture Ministry data.

Farmers have begun planting of kharif crops in areas where harvesting of rabi (winter) crops has been completed. So far, farmers have completed harvesting 48 per cent of rabi crop areas.

Kharif crops are largely rainfed. The sowing of these crops normally picks up with the onset of southwest monsoon from June.

“The trend of summer sowing progress is very good as on date. Besides, the prospect of rabi crops is also very good and about 48 per cent of overall rabi crops have been harvested as on March 26 in the country,” the ministry said in a statement.

There is no impact of COVID-19 pandemic situation on progress of area coverage under summer crops in the country, it said.

News Source:- Financial Express

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