Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India takes several measures to facilitate farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic

New Delhi, July 04, 2020: The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India is taking several measures to facilitate the farmers and farming activities at field level during COVID 19 pandemic.

There has been noteworthy progress of sowing area coverage under Kharif crops, the status of which is given as under:

Sowing Area Coverage of Summer Crops:

  • Rice: About 68.08 lakh ha area coverage under summer rice as compared to 49.23 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Pulses: About 36.82 lakh ha area coverage under pulses as compared to 9.46 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Coarse Cereals: About 70.69 lakh ha area coverage under coarse cereals as compared to 35.20 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Oilseeds: About 109.20 lakh ha area coverage under oilseeds as compared to 33.63 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Sugarcane: About 50.62 lakh ha area coverage under sugarcane as compared to 49.86 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Jute & Mesta: About 5.89 lakh ha area coverage under jute & mesta as compared to 6.80 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.
  • Cotton: About 91.67 lakh ha area coverage under cotton as compared to 45.85 lakh ha. during the corresponding period of last year.

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