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Wheat sowing nonetheless tad down; mustard acreage greater than final yr Specific Occasions

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Sowing of wheat through the week ended December 1 continued to stay barely down as in comparison with the identical interval final 

yr on account of a drop in acreage in Rajasthan and Bihar.


Whereas the acreage drop in Bihar might be on account of delayed harvest of paddy, the autumn in space in Rajasthan as in comparison with final yr is likely to be on account of reporting delays due to polls.

The excellent news is in all different main wheat-growing states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, sowing has picked up tempo after the preliminary lull as fields are getting cleared.


Merchants and market gamers hope that sowing will attain the traditional 30-30.5 million hectares by the point the season ends as wheat costs available in the market are ruling excessive.

Up to now, the information reveals that wheat has been sown in round 18.79 million hectares, which is simply round 5 per cent lower than the world coated throughout the identical interval of final yr. Amongst different crops, sowing is gram (chana) is round 12 per cent down through the week ended December 1, 2023 on account of much less acreage in all the foremost rising states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.

The three states account for practically 66 per cent of the over 10 million hectares of land wherein gram is sown in India.

Sowing of mustard is sort of over throughout India. Greater than the acreage ranges, it’s the crop well being that might be of concern within the months to return because the Met division predicted hotter than regular winters in most components of the nation within the December to February interval. Good winters and early frost and mist provides moisture to the standing crops, particularly wheat.


First Printed: Dec 01 2023 | 11:03 PM IST

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