india wheat: Wheat sown in 54,000 hectares, improve of 59% from final yr: Govt information

Wheat has been sown on 54,000 hectares to this point within the present rabi (winter) season of the 2022–23 crop yr, which is a rise of 59% over 34,000 hectares within the comparable interval final yr, authorities information issued on Friday revealed.

The primary rabi crop, wheat, is sown starting in October, and it’s harvested in March or April. Moreover, different important crops grown throughout the rabi season(July-June)embrace gramme and mustard.

About 39,000 hectare was lined beneath wheat in Uttar Pradesh, 9,000 hectare in Uttarakhand, 2,000 hectare in Rajasthan and 1,000 hectare in Jammu & Kashmir as on October 28, the seeding information elaborated.

For this rabi season, space sown to pulses remained greater at 8.82 lakh hectare in opposition to 5.91 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval. Amongst pulses, the gram was planted in 6.96 lakh hectare in opposition to 5.91 lakh hectare a yr in the past.

Concerning oilseeds, about 19.69 lakh hectare was sown to 6 varieties of oilseeds, greater than 15.13 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval. A lot of the realm was sown to rapeseed and mustard at 18.99 lakh hectare in comparison with 14.21 lakh hectare within the year-ago interval.

The information additional highlighted that rice was planted on 4.02 lakh hectare as in comparison with 3.54 lakh hectare a yr earlier than, whereas coarse cereals have been placed on 4.68 lakh hectare versus 2.31 lakh hectare.

As of October 28, this rabi season, the general space lined by all rabi crops was nonetheless bigger at 37.75 lakh hectare than the 27.24 lakh hectares it was throughout the identical time final yr.

After the sector is cleared following the harvest of the Kharif crops, sowing is predicted to extend within the upcoming weeks.

Inputs from PTI

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