- Uttar Pradesh has the lowest
- There is a shortage of 3.11 lakh hectares of land in UP
- At the same time, statistics show that agriculture has increased in some other states
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Sowing of rabi (winter) crops like wheat starts in October and harvesting starts from April. During the same period last year, wheat was sown on 339.81 lakh hectares.
It is estimated that there is a shortfall of 3.11 lakh hectares of land in Uttar Pradesh for wheat sowing. In addition, wheat sowing has declined by 1.35 lakh ha in Haryana, 1.20 lakh ha in Maharashtra and 1.14 lakh ha in Madhya Pradesh.
Apart from the above states, wheat sowing has also declined in Gujarat, Karnataka, West Bengal, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.
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At the same time, statistics show that agriculture has increased in some other states. During the same period, wheat was reported from Rajasthan (1.96 lakh ha), Bihar (0.68 lakh ha), Chhattisgarh (0.09 lakh ha) and Assam (0.01 lakh ha).
Wheat sowing is almost complete in different parts of the country.
There has also been an increase in oilseed cultivation. During the rabi season, oilseed cultivation has increased from 81.66 lakh ha to 98.85 lakh ha till December 7. Oilseeds and mustard seeds were sown in 89.71 lakh hectares during the period.
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This is a good sign, given that the country is heavily dependent on imports for edible oils.
Apart from this, paddy cultivation has also been affected during the rabi season. Paddy sowing during the period decreased from 18.69 lakh ha to 16.44 lakh ha till December 7.