Wheat acreage fell by 1.7% in this season, oilseeds increased by 21%

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, 7 January

Wheat, rice, pulses and coarse cereals saw a decline of 1.72%, 12.02%, 0.97% and 3.39% respectively in this Rabi season, while that under oilseeds increased by 21.05%, with rapeseed and mustard making major gains. Shown. statistics from ministry of agriculture

Releasing the analysis of coverage area under various winter crops and other details including water storage and rainfall status in the country, the Center today said that the third wave of COVID pandemic has not had any impact on Rabi crops till date.

The officials reported the overall trend/progress during the Rabi sowing season as very good. “It appears from the records of IMD that the major producing states have received light winter rains recently which is beneficial for Rabi crops. Most of the states are expected to achieve the target area of ​​pulses by January 15, while sowing/transplanting of Rabi rice will be done in the southern and eastern region from late January to first week of February. Moreover, the sowing time of wheat is till the first fortnight of January.

According to IMD, the actual winter rainfall received in the country is 8.1 mm against the normal of 2.4 mm, a drop of (+)237% between January 1 and January 6, with rainfall over major states including UP, MP, Uttarakhand, Haryana among others. Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, according to the Central Water Commission, as on January 6, the water storage in 137 reservoirs is 100.07% of the corresponding period of last year and 119% of the storage average of last 10 years.

Till date, the total sown area under Rabi crops is 652.16 lakh hectares as against 646.23 lakh hectares during the same period last year, an increase of 5.94 lakh hectares.

winter rain increases

  • IMD says winter rainfall in the country is 8.1 mm against the normal of 2.4 mm, an increase of 237% between January 1 and January 6, covering areas including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh among others.
  • The rabi area is 652.16 lakh hectares as against 646.23 lakh hectares during the same period last year.