Kharif Sowing Update –
Kharif sowing in the country as on July 30 is pegged at 84.8 mln hectares, down 4.7% on year. Sowing in most kharif crops has gained pace but is still behind from previous year. As per latest update, sowing in cotton is lagging the most, followed by Coarse cereals, oilseeds, grains and thereafter pulses.
|Particulars (In Mln Ha)||As on 30.07.2021||As on 30.07.2020||% Change|
|Total Kharif Crop||84.82||89.00||-4.7%|
|Particulars (figures in Mln hectares)||As on 30.07.2021||As on 30.07.2020||Change(+/-)||Full Year 2020||Percent completed of Last year (D Of G)||Normal Area||Percent completed of Normal (D Of I)|
(Source: Agricoop; Area in mln hectares)
Soybean acreage down 3.4% on year
Ø Acreage of soybean is down in the key growing state, Madhya Pradesh due to erratic rainfall until first week of July and lower availability of quality seeds.
Ø However, acreage is above 5-year average of 10.8 mln hectares.
Ø Acreage in MP is pegged at 4.97 mln hectares as on July 29 as compared to 5.72 mln, a year ago. Key districts, Ujjain, Ratlam, Dewas, Dhar, Indore, Shahjapur.
Ø Farmers have shifted their area from soybean to Urad/black Mapte/black gram and Maize in Madhya Pradesh.
Ø In Maharashtra, however sowing is up and is pegged at 4.4 mln ha as compared to 4.07 mln, a year ago. Key districts are Latur, Nanded, Buldhana, Osmanabad, Washim.
Maize sowing gained week on week
Ø Sowing of maize in the country has improved week on week but still below previous year.
Ø Sowing is highest in Madhya Pradesh, followed by Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Ø Rainfall in key maize growing regions of Madhya Pradesh during June 1- July 31 is largely normal except for Dhar district where it is deficit.
Ø In Karnataka, rainfall is normal to excess in most districts.
Decent rise in MSP encourages sowing in Tur; acreage up 4% on year
Ø Only commodity after sunflower which has observed rise in sowing so far is tur or pigeon peas.
Sowing of tur in Maharashtra and Karnataka is complete.
Ø Key growing states- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana.
Ø Key growing regions in Karnataka are Gulbarga, Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, which is in North Interior Karnataka.
Ø In Maharashtra, it is sown in Marathwada and Vidharbha region.