Total space beneath protection in the continuing Rabi (winter-sown) season is marginally up at 4.31 lakh hectares up to now, primarily attributable to a rise in acreage of oilseeds crop.
In the year-ago interval, the acreage stood at 4.21 lakh hectares.
The sowing of wheat, a significant Rabi crop, has not been reported till October 14 by any state. Sowing in Rabi season begins from October.
Minor space of 0.87 lakh hectares protection has been reported by Tamil Nadu solely in rice, an official assertion stated on Thursday.
The acreage of rice stood at 0.99 lakh hectares in the year-ago interval.
In case of pulses, 0.25 lakh hectares space has been sown up to now this season as towards 1.18 lakh hectares in the identical interval final yr.
Coarse cereals sowing space has risen to 0.38 lakh hectares from 0.22 lakh hectares.
In case of oilseeds, about 2.81 lakh hectares space protection has been reported up to now by Uttar Pradesh (2.79 lakh hectares), Karnataka (0.01 lakh hectares) and Jammu & Kashmir (0.01 lakh hectares).
Oilseeds acreage stood at 1.82 lakh hectares in the year-ago interval.
(Only the headline and movie of this report might have been reworked by the Business Standard workers; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
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