Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

1116.88 lakh ha area sown compared to 1066.06 lakh haarea during Kharif season of corresponding period last year

Posted On: 25 SEP 2020 3:57PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and State Governments have put all efforts in successful implementation of mission programs and flagship schemes. The timely prepositioning of inputs by Government of India like seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, machinery and credit has made it possible for large coverage during pandemic lockdown conditions.There is no impact of COVID-19 on progress of area coverage under kharif crops as on date.Credit goes to farmers for timely action and adoption of technologies and taking benefit of government schemes.

Progress of area coverage reportedis1116.88 lakh ha area compared to corresponding period of last year 1066.06 lakh ha. The final sowing figures for kharif season is expected to be closed on 1stOctober 2020.

Rice: Sowing of Rice has been reported on 407.14 lakh ha compared to 385.71 lakh ha during the corresponding period of last year i.e. increase in area coverage by 5.56%.

Pulses: Pulses on 139.36 lakh ha against 133.94 lakh ha area of last year i.e. increase in area coverage by 4.05%.

Coarse Cereals: Coverage of Coarse Cereals reported on 183.01 lakh ha area against 180.35 lakh ha area of last year i.e. increase in area coverage by 1.47%.

Oilseeds: Oilseeds 197.18 lakh ha area against 179.63 lakh ha area of last year i.e. area coverage increased by 9.77%.

Sugarcane: Sugarcane on 52.84 lakh ha area against 51.89 lakh ha area of last year i.e. increase in area coverage by 1.83%.

Cotton: Cotton area coverage reported on 130.37 lakh ha area against 127.67 lakh ha area of last year i.e. increase in area coverage by 2.11%

Jute & Mesta: Jute & Mesta on 6.98 lakh ha area against 6.86 lakh ha area i.e. increase in area coverage by 1.78% reported in the country.

 

Progress of area coverage under Kharif crops as on 25.09.2020

S.
No.

Crop

Area Sown in lakh ha

%  Increase

 

2020-21

2019-20

2019-20

 

1

Rice

407.14

385.71

5.56

 

2

Pulses

139.36

133.94

4.05

 

3

Coarse cereals

183.01

180.35

1.47

 

4

Oilseeds

197.18

179.63

9.77

 

 

5

Sugarcane

52.84

51.89

1.83

6

Jute & Mesta

6.98

6.86

1.78

 

7

Cotton

130.37

127.67

2.11

 

Total

1116.88

1066.06

4.77

 

As on 24.09.2020, actual rainfall received in the country is 928.8 mm against normal of 854.7 mm i.e. departure of (+)9% during the period from 01.06.2020 to 24.09.2020. As reported by Central Water Commission, as on 24.09.2020, the live water storage available in 123 reservoirs in the country is 99% of live storage of corresponding period of last year and 115% of storage of average of last ten years.

 

Harvesting Status of Kharif crops as on 25.09.2020 (Area in lakh ha.)

S.
No.

Crop

Normal Area (DES)*

Area Sown

Harvesting Area

% Harvest

Crop Condition / Remarks

1

Rice

397.29

407.14

 1.86

0.46

Harvesting started in  Tamil Nadu and Punjab

2

Pulses

128.88

139.36

39.42

28.29

Normal

 

a

Arhar

44.29

48.49

-

-

b

Urdbean

35.53

38.96

17.60

45.17

c

Moongbean

30.49

35.84

16.00

44.64

d

Kulthi

2.13

0.39

0.017

4.36

e

Other pulses

16.45

15.69

5.80

36.97

3

Coarse cereals

184.89

183.01

20.46 – 23.55

11.18 – 12.87

Normal

a

Jowar

20.56

16.87

1.19 – 1.49

7 – 9

b

Bajra

72.98

67.51

9.08 – 11.37

13 – 17

c

Ragi

10.90

10.58

0.16 – 0.17

1.5 – 1.6

d

Small millets

5.72

4.78

0.73

16

e

Maize

74.73

83.27

9.30 – 9.79

11 - 12

4

Oilseeds

178.08

197.18

1.022

0.52

Normal

a

Groundnut

41.41

50.98

0.677

1.33

b

Soybean

110.32

121.24

0.200

0.16

c

Sunflower

1.58

1.23

0.020

1.62

d

Sesamum

13.60

14.14

0.125

0.88

e

Niger

2.14

1.67

0.00

-

f

Castor

9.03

7.92

0.00

-

5

Sugarcane

48.46

52.84

Not started

-

Normal

6

Jute & Mesta

7.87

6.98

6.60

94.70

Normal

7

Cotton

122.26

130.37

Picking started (1.20)

0.92

Picking started in north zone

Total

1067.73

1116.88

72.107

6.50

 

*Directorate of Economics & Statistics

 

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