Soybean Sowing Update

The area under soybean was 12,415 thousand ha as per recent data released by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, compared to 12,339 thousand ha a year ago. A surge in the area in Maharashtra, Telangana, and Gujarat is seen, where farmers have increased the acreage under soybean.

Madhya Pradesh contributes to the largest sowing acreage among the other Indian states, covering 5,333 thousand hectares of land with a 1% increase in area as compared to the 5,387 thousand hectares of sowing during the same time last year.

With 4,950 thousand hectares of planted land, Maharashtra holds second place in terms of sowing area progress among the states. This data indicates an increase of 2% when compared to the 4,833 thousand hectares over the same period last year.