13C
Delhi
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rabi crop sowing to be 2% more than all-time high levels

- Advertisement -

Rabi crop sowing to be 2% more than all-time high levelsNew Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The good performance of the agricultural sector during the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to result Rabi crop sowing (corresponding to marketing year, or January-December 2021) increasing by 2 per cent more than the all-time high of 662 lakh hectare (ha) seen in the previous marketing year, a Crisil Research report said on Thursday.

According to the report, sowing for the rabi, or winter, crop season had already covered 348 lakh hectare (ha) by November 27. That is 4 per cent more than in the whole of the previous season and 2 per cent above the average of the past five years.

READ ALSO:  AP credits Rs 510cr to farmers as part of zero interest scheme

For Rabi crop the going has been good so far this year. Sowing has been spurred by abundant rains this year, an overall 9 per cent above normal monsoon has led to high soil moisture and 19 per cent higher reservoir levels compared with the average of the past five years.

Timely kharif harvest has also ensured rabi sowing was dot on schedule.

Last year, kharif harvest was delayed, so acreage growth under rabi was on a low base till November 2019. But from December, sowing picked up.

Hence, Crisil said that rabi sowing for the current season will be up against the high base from last December.

READ ALSO:  Agriculture has major role to play in Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

“Net-net, we expect current rabi sowing (corresponding to marketing year, or January-December 2021) to be 2 pet cent more than the all-time high of 662 lakh ha seen in the previous marketing year,” the agency said.

However, there is a worry. After Cyclone Nivar, another cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ is likely to hit Tamil Nadu in first week of December. It could damage ongoing rabi sowing of pulses in the state if it turns out to be severe, the report said.

READ ALSO:  PM Modi''s vision for cleaner India a privilege to hear: Bear Grylls

Rabi sowing season is usually between November through Jan-end of the next year.

Source: IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The world faces a "catastrophic moral failure" because of unequal Covid-19 vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization...

SC asks Centre to share policy for declaring public holidays

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS):The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to share its policy for declaring public holidays. The observation was made...

Talks between govt, farmer leaders postponed to Jan 20

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Monday said that the meeting between a group of ministers...

Stalin first choice for CM’s post in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) DMK's M.K. Stalin is the first choice of the people of Tamil Nadu for the post of Chief Minister...