Kharif cropping season
- June 30, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
There is massive increase in planted acreage for various kharif season crops as of June 26, compared with the same time last year according to ‘All India Crop Situation’ report of the Agriculture Ministry.
- Despite the Covid-19 crisis, farmers have so far planted an impressive 316 lakh hectare, which is more than double of 154 lakh ha planted during the corresponding period last year and higher than the average 187 lakh ha in past five years, according to the Agriculture Ministry.
- Kharif crops are grown with the onset of monsoon in different parts of the country and these are harvested in September-October.
- Important crops grown during this season are paddy, maize, jowar, bajra, tur (arhar), moong, urad, cotton, jute, groundnut and soyabean
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