There was decrease protection underneath coarse-cum-nutri cereals as the whole sown space has been decrease at 48 lh as far as towards 49 lh reported within the earlier 12 months.

The sowing of rabi crops, largely consisting of wheat, pulses, oilseeds and coarse cereals, for the present season (2021-22) has largely been accomplished with the whole sown space reported to be marginally greater than the earlier 12 months.

The entire space underneath all of the rabi crops rose to 664 lakh hectare (lh) in 2021-22 season in comparison with 656 lh reported within the corresponding interval of 2020-21 season, in response to knowledge launched by the agriculture ministry on Friday.

Regardless of the rise in acreage this 12 months, sowing of wheat and coarse cereals has been reported to be marginally decrease. Nonetheless, the agriculture ministry acknowledged that sowing window out there for wheat crop is for one more few days.

Wheat has been sown in 336 lh as on Friday, in contrast with 340 lh within the 12 months in the past interval. About 1{c34e2c9cd63a11c97fab811dbaaefe0cfbb1edd2527888e1a44d36f3491ee811} drop in sowing of wheat is attributed to the delay in withdrawal of southwest monsoon rain final 12 months. There was much less space underneath wheat crop in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. Sowing of rabi (winter) crops like wheat begins in October and harvesting from April onwards.

Officers say that decrease sowing of wheat shouldn’t be a reason behind concern as at current the Meals Company of India (FCI) has greater than 32 million tonne (MT) of wheat shares towards the buffer norm of 21.41 MT on January 1. India achieved a report wheat manufacturing of 122 MT within the 2020-21 crop 12 months.

The winter pulses equivalent to chana, moong and urad have been planted in 160 lh this 12 months to date which is on the identical stage in comparison with final 12 months. Nonetheless, sowing of chana, which had near 47{c34e2c9cd63a11c97fab811dbaaefe0cfbb1edd2527888e1a44d36f3491ee811} share in India’s pulses manufacturing of 25.72 MT in 2020-21, has been marginally greater at near 112 lh this 12 months in comparison with 2021.

The sowing of oilseeds equivalent to mustard, groundnut and sunflower rose sharply by greater than 22{c34e2c9cd63a11c97fab811dbaaefe0cfbb1edd2527888e1a44d36f3491ee811} to 100 lh as on Friday from 82 lh reported a 12 months again. The sowing of mustard to date has elevated by 23{c34e2c9cd63a11c97fab811dbaaefe0cfbb1edd2527888e1a44d36f3491ee811} to shut to 90 lh in comparison with near 73 lh reported a 12 months in the past.

Official sources mentioned greater oilseeds sowing would assist meet home edible oil demand and scale back import dependence. India imports round 60{c34e2c9cd63a11c97fab811dbaaefe0cfbb1edd2527888e1a44d36f3491ee811} of home edible oil requirement whereas the retail costs have risen sharply in the previous few months due to rise in world costs.

There was decrease protection underneath coarse-cum-nutri cereals as the whole sown space has been decrease at 48 lh as far as towards 49 lh reported within the earlier 12 months.

In the meantime, the farmers’ cooperative Nafed has commenced procurement of tur or arhar (kharif crop) from farmers in Karnataka underneath Minimal Assist Value (MSP) operations. Nafed has set a tur procurement goal of seven lakh tonne for present 12 months (2021-22). The procurement of Chana by Nafed would start in March, 2022.
FCI, in collaboration with state authorities businesses, would start procurement of wheat from April 1 in key producing states together with Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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Rabi sowing marginally up 12 months on 12 months