According to data from the agricultural ministry, farmers in India have seeded maize across 812,900 acres in the 2022–23 Kharif season, a decrease of 32% from the previous year.
Due to irregular rainfall throughout the main sowing states in the nation, the area under the crop is significantly lower than it was during the same period last year. Rajasthan has not yet begun its sowing season.
Acreage decreased by up to 77 percent in Maharashtra and by 21 percent in Karnataka, the state with the greatest crop of maize. Similarly, sowing was down 16 percent in Uttar Pradesh and 30 percent in Jammu and Kashmir.