Kharif Sowing Update –
Kharif sowing in the country as on July 23 is pegged at 72.14 mln hectares, down 8.9% on year. So far sowing in Coarse cereals is lagging behind the most, followed by oilseeds and thereafter pulses and cotton.
|Particulars (In Mln Ha)||As on 23.07.2021||As on 23.07.2020||% Change|
|Total Kharif Crop||72.14||79.18||-8.9%|
|Particulars (figures in Mln hectares)||As on 23.07.2021||As on 23.07.2020||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 continues to lag
Ø Acreage of soybean is down in the key growing state, Madhya Pradesh due to erratic rainfall until the first week of July in the state and lower availability of quality seeds.
Ø Acreage in MP is pegged at 4.47 mln hectares as on July 22 as compared to 5.51 mln, a year ago. Key districts, Ujjain, Ratlam, Dewas, Dhar, Indore, Shahjapur.
In Maharashtra, however sowing is up and is pegged at 4.2 mln ha as compared to 3.9 mln, a year ago. Key districts are Latur, Nanded, Buldhana, Osmanabad, Washim.
Maize sowing down 4.6% on year
Ø Sowing of maize in the country 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 25 is largely normal except for Dhar district where it is in deficit. In Karnataka, rainfall is normal to excess in most districts.
Decent rise in MSP encourages sowing in Tur; acreage up 5% on year
Ø Only commodity which has observed a rise in sowing so far is tur or pigeon peas.
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 Vidarbha region.