Kharif acreage nears last year’s level, except for paddy and pulses


The Centre has clamped export curbs on several paddy varieties as it feels that total production might drop by 10-12 million tonnes due to delayed sowing.

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Kharif season | Paddy | pulses



The area under was 4.97 per cent less than last year during the week ended September 9 at 39.37 million hectares, which is almost equal to the normal area covered under the crop in the .


The normal area is the average area of the past five years starting 2017.


This comes to 39.7 million hectares in the case of .


The Centre has clamped export curbs on several varieties as it feels that total production might drop by 10-12 million tonnes due to delayed sowing.


Overall, till this week, which is almost the fag end of the season, all Kharif crops have been sown on around 108.41 million hectares, a million hectares less than last year.

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First Published: Fri, September 09 2022. 22:34 IST





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