Maharashtra completes sowing for present Rabi season on 55.70 lakh hectares of land

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This season, Maharashtra has emerged as the most important state to domesticate chana. The world used for cultivation of pulses has gone as much as 26.59 lakh hectares, in opposition to 24.52 lakh hectares in the identical time final season.

Maharashtra has accomplished 97.75% sowing for the rabi season of 2021-22, masking an space of 55.70 lakh hectares. Final yr, sowing was carried out on 56.98 lakh hectares in the identical time.

In accordance with the most recent knowledge shared by the Maharashtra agriculture division, the typical space below rabi cultivation within the state is round 51 lakh hectares. This season, Maharashtra has emerged as the most important state to domesticate chana. The world used for cultivation of pulses has gone as much as 26.59 lakh hectares, in opposition to 24.52 lakh hectares in the identical time final season.

The world for jowar cultivation, nonetheless, has dropped to 13.79 lakh hectares from 16.26 lakh hectares final yr. Equally, the realm for wheat has declined to 10.27 lakh hectares as in opposition to 11.64 lakh hectares within the earlier yr. The division’s knowledge revealed that round 3.21 lakh hectares have come below maize cultivation this rabi season. Final yr, the realm was round 2.7 lakh hectares. The overall space for oilseeds farming has gone as much as 52,806 hectares this season whereas it was 43,564 hectares within the corresponding interval final season.

In accordance with preliminary estimates, 11 districts within the state have been affected by unseasonal rainfall, hailstorms and storms masking an expanse of 54,960 hectares. Maize, wheat, jowar, tur, chana, safflower, cereals, grapes, pomegranates, bananas, papaya, oranges, onion and sugarcane have been affected to a sure extent, the sowing report acknowledged. In some elements of the state, the jowar and maize crops have been affected by fall armyworm whereas chana has additionally been affected by different crop ailments. For this rabi season, the Centre has allotted round 29.50 lakh tonnes of  fertilizers to the state. In the meantime, the state authorities has launched a drive to snap energy provide to agricultural water pumps to get better dues of about Rs 41,000 crore.

In accordance with vitality minister Nitin Raut, numerous state departments, together with the city growth division, aren’t paying their dues to the Maharashtra State Electrical energy Distribution Firm (MSEDCL). Additionally, farmers haven’t paid dues of Rs 41,000 crore. The state vitality division has began a drive to cease energy provide to defaulters. The state authorities has earlier launched numerous concession schemes to get better the dues however failed. Shetkari Sanghatana chief Anil Ghanwat has slapped a authorized discover on the federal government stating chopping energy provide to farmers is a breach of the Meals Safety Act. Ghanwat mentioned the rabi crop can be affected if the federal government continues to snap energy provide to water pumps.

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