Kharif sow­ing picks up but is still less than last year

Business Standard - - ECONOMY - SANJEEB MUKHER­JEE

With the re­vival of mon­soon in the cen­tral and noth­ern In­dia, Kharif sow­ing has picked up pace, com­pared to the pre­vi­ous weeks. But this is still about 10 per cent lower than last year.

Sow­ing of ground­nut and cot­ton crops has fallen sig­nif­i­cantly. Both the crops are grown mainly in Gu­jarat, where the south­west mon­soon was al­most 43 per cent de­fi­cient. Ground­nut sow­ing is al­most 36.37 per cent less than last year, while for cot­ton, there is al­most a 15 per cent fall.

Mean­while, lat­est data from the depart­ment of agri­cul­ture shows that till July 13, kharif crops have been sown in around 50.16 mil­lion hectares, which was 10.01 per cent less than the area cov­ered dur­ing the same pe­riod last year.

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