With the deficit in wheat acreage shrinking, India’s rabi sowing profits momentum

The deficit in wheat sowing narrowed right down to five in line with cent this week from over eleven in line with cent final week as farmers introduced greater locations beneath the cereal. The improvement became predicted considering Diwali farm sports usually collect tempo after Diwali. However, at least one hundred lakh hectares (lh) greater need to be introduced beneath the crop via way of means of the month-quit to triumph over any ill impact of El Nino, professionals stated. According to modern data, the sowing location beneath all rabi plants has reached 248.fifty-nine lh as of November 17, down via way of means of three in line with cent from 257. forty-six lh withinside the yr-in the past length. Wheat planting has reached 86.02 lh, which is five in line with a cent decrease from 91.02 lh a year in the past. “Prospects of rabi plants appear to be excellent as in line with the remarks acquired from States,” stated a senior Agriculture Ministry official. On November eleven-17, 37. fifty-one lh had been introduced wheat in opposition to 36.29 lh a yr-in the past, that is better via way of means of three in line with cent.

Avoiding MoP

It has been visible in recent years that farmers are warding off the use of Muriate of Potash (MoP) because it prices better at approximately Rs 1,700-1,900/bag of fifty kg in opposition to Rs 1,350/bag Diammonium Phosphate (DAP). Earlier, each MoP and DAP was offered at an identical price. Winter-grown pulses acreage has reached sixty-five. sixteen lh in comparison with 69.37 lh, down via way of means of 6 in line though a better location has been protected beneath neath lentil (masur). The sowing location of primary rabi pulse chana (gram) is down via means of 10 in line with cent to 44. sixty-six lh from forty-nine.sixty-four lh and that of lentils up via way of means of 15 in line with cent at 8. seventy-six lh from 7.6 lh.In coarse cereals, the sowing location has reached 18.03 lh, up via way of means of 14 in line with cent from 15. eighty-five lh. 

Jowar acreage has been mentioned at 12.38 lh, up via way of means of 32.7 in line with cent from 9.33 lh, specially contributed via way of means of Maharashtra which acquired scanty rainfall in monsoon season. Maize acreage is likewise down at three.21 lh from three.forty-nine lh yr-in the past. The sowing of rabi oilseeds has reached 71. seventy-four lh, a decrease from seventy-three.17 lh yr-in the past, wherein mustard acreage reached 68. fifty-five lh, down from 69.31 lh inside the corresponding length in 2022. Paddy acreage reached 7. sixty-five lh in opposition to 8.05 lh a yr in the past and the most acreage has been mentioned from Tamil Nadu. In the ten reservoirs inside the northern vicinity in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan, the degree became seventy-four in line with cent in their blended garage ability of 19.663 billion cubic meters (BCM) as of November sixteen, while it became eighty-three in line with cent withinside the yr-in the past length. The common garage of the final ten years as of November sixteen is seventy-three in line with cent of ability.

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