Krishi VaartaThe Economic Times
Successful monsoon rains bring new life into agriculture!
The rapid monsoon rains have led to favourable conditions for farming. The reservoirs are full of water, sowing of Kharif crops has gained momentum. Experts say that this year there could be a record production of food grains.
The reservoirs have been filled with 25% more water compared to the last 10 years. The reduction in sowing in the last 30 days is now being compensated. Paddy sowing will also be removed by the end of August. Paddy is sown in West Bengal and Jharkhand until August.
According to data released by the Ministry of Agriculture, the sowing of oilseeds is almost the same as last year, cotton sowing is 5.6 per cent higher, while sowing of pulses and coarse cereals is 3.5 per cent less. Sowing of paddy is down by 11%.
This rain is not only beneficial for Kharif crops but Rabi crops are also likely to benefit from it. The water level in the reservoirs is very good. The level of groundwater has also increased. A good monsoon rainfall, especially at the end of the season, is also considered good for Rabi crops. This increases the moisture level in the soil.
Source - The Economic Times, 17 August 2019
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