Enhance to spread of kharif crops such as rice, pulses, oilseeds and sugarcane due to rainfall. On Friday according to ministry of cultivation data released, kharif growing so far has exceeded previous years by more than 6%. Excepting a turn down in cotton sowing, cultivation of most kharif crops surpass previous year’s figure. Pulses have been taken up in more than 41% more areas than the preceding year. Due to sources of whitefly pest assault in some parts of Punjab, the cotton growing so far has been less by approximately 9% compared to previous year. The kharif crops have been grown in shut to 800 lakh hectare so far. According to ministry representatives, kharif crops typically grown in 1,062 lakh hectare crossway the nation.
On Thursday for now, according to data released by Central Water Commission (CWC), the water level in 91 large reservoirs across the country continues to rise for third week in a row to 38% of their mutual capacity. An official with India Meteorological Department (IMD) conveyed that, in June though so far the increasing rainfall conventional since the onset of monsoon has been at par with the benchmark — Long Period Average (LPA), the rainfall activities are likely to revive in the early part of August. IMD conveyed in a report that, serious to very heavy rain is probable more than Konkan, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Assam, Gujarat regions and coastal Karnataka. According to IMD, the quantum of rainfall throughout June 1-July 29 has been shut to 437 milimeters (mm) which is at par with the LPA. Till now, 30% of the nation area has got ‘excess’ rainfall whereas 47% have received ‘normal’ rainfall. Only 23% of the area has conventional scarce rainfall. With the exception of Saurashtra, Kutch, Gujarat regions and Bihar where rainfall has been ‘deficient’, most of the regions across the nation have so far received ‘normal’ or ‘excess’ monsoon rainfall. While June rainfall constitute 18% of the total rainfall conventional throughout monsoon period (June- September), the showers throughout July (33%) and August (29%) are critical for kharif crops sowing. IMD categories monsoon rains under four categories — <90% of benchmark (deficient), 90-96% (below normal), 96-104% (normal) and 104-110% (above normal) and 110%> (excess).
Govt sets superior rice procurement target following a gathering of state food secretaries, the administration has set a high target for the rice procurement in the approaching. Following a gathering of state food secretaries, the administration has set an elevated target for the rice procurement in the forthcoming kharif marketing season (2016-17) scheduled to begin on October 1. The food ministry has set 33 million tonne (MT) of target for rice procurement next to close to 31 MT attained in 2015-16 kharif season. A food ministry statement released has also further reported that, all state administration have been demanded to adopt the system of e-procurement and put together it with Online Procurement Monitoring System of FCI. The FCI has been bound for to constitute joint squad with the state administration to oversee the conduct of procurement operations and to attend specific complaints, problems etc.