New Delhi-The sown space beneath wheat throughout the present rabi season has crossed 340 lakh hectares up from 337.50 lakh hectares sown final 12 months, in line with knowledge launched by the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare on Friday.
Similarly, the realm sown with Shri Anna cum coarse cereals corresponding to jowar, bajra, and ragi has elevated to 53.83 lakh hectares from 50.77 lakh hectares in the identical season final 12 months. This exhibits that the federal government’s coverage to advertise these crops has began bearing fruit.
The space beneath oilseeds has additionally elevated to 109.88 lakh hectares in contrast with the 108.82 lakh hectares sown final 12 months. This augurs properly for the financial system as edible oils need to be imported in massive portions which results in a drain of worthwhile international alternate.
However, there may be additionally cause for concern as the realm beneath pulses has declined to 155.13 lakh hectares from 162.66 lakh hectares. There is a big demand for pulses within the financial system as it’s the most important supply of protein within the nation. The costs of pulses have been going up in double digit which has been pushing up the speed of meals inflation and stretching family budgets.
The space beneath paddy has additionally come down to twenty-eight.25 lakh hectares within the present season in comparison with 29.33 lakh hectares sown final 12 months.