The world below protection for summer time crops is marginally down up to now at 65.29 lakh hectares, in line with the agriculture ministry knowledge.
The sowing space below rice and oilseeds is much less, whereas the acreage of pulses and coarse cereals is larger, the info confirmed.
The ministry on Monday launched the progress of space protection below summer time crops as of April 28, 2023.
As per the info, the world below protection for rice stood at 27.45 lakh hectares up to now in opposition to 29.14 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.
Pulses acreage rose to 17.57 lakh hectare from 16.23 lakh hectares, whereas sowing space of coarse cereals elevated to 10.86 lakh hectares from 10.19 lakh hectares.
Within the non-foodgrains class, oilseeds acreage is down at 9.40 lakh hectares until April 28 from 10.46 lakh hectares within the year-ago interval.
Total, the overall space below summer time crops until April 28 stood at 65.29 lakh hectares, marginally down from 66.02 lakh hectares a 12 months in the past.
The rising season for zaid/summer time crops is brief — March-June. It’s between rabi (winter-sown) and kharif (summer time sown) seasons. Zaid/summer time crops are raised the place assured irrigation services can be found.
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First Printed: Might 01 2023 | 8:07 PM IST