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Government gave good news on pulses and rice ahead of 2024 budget, common people will get relief!

Sagar Patel

By Sagar Patel

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Great news has come from the Ministry of Agriculture about chav and legumes.

Ahead of the budget, the government has given good news to the people of the country regarding pulses and rice. There may be relief in the prices of pulses and rice in the coming days. In fact, the Agriculture Ministry on Monday informed that the area under paddy has increased by 19.35 per cent to 59.99 lakh hectares in the current Kharif session 2024-25. During the same period a year ago, the area under paddy was 50.26 lakh hectares. Sowing of paddy, the main kharif crop, begins in June with the onset of southwest monsoon and harvesting takes place from September.

Good news about legumes too

The ministry said in the statement that apart from this, till July 8 in the current session, the area under pulses has also increased to 36.81 lakh hectares, up from 23.78 lakh hectares in the same period last year. The area under pigeon pea has increased significantly. It rose to 20.82 lakh hectares, which was 4.09 lakh hectares in the same period last year. The area under urad has increased to 5.37 lakh hectares, up from 3.67 lakh hectares in the same period a year ago.

The area cultivated with corn increased

The area under coarse grains declined to 58.48 lakh hectares. In the same period a year ago, it was 82.08 lakh hectares. Among coarse grains, the area under maize increased to 41.09 lakh hectares, up from 30.22 lakh hectares in the same period last year. So far this Kharif season, the area under oilseeds has increased rapidly to 80.31 lakh hectares, up from 51.97 lakh hectares in the same period last year.

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Increase in sugar cane cultivation as well

Among commercial crops, the area under sugarcane increased marginally to 56.88 lakh hectares from 55.45 lakh hectares in the same period last year. The area under cotton increased to 80.63 lakh hectares, against 62.34 lakh hectares a year ago. The area under jute-mesta decreased to 5.63 lakh hectares, while in the same period last year it was 6.02 lakh hectares.

Increase in area under Kharif crops

The total area under all Kharif crops rose by 14 per cent to 378.72 lakh hectares. It was 331.90 lakh hectares in the same period last year. Though the monsoon arrived early in Kerala, its progress has been slow so far. Many areas have received less rainfall than normal. However, the India Meteorological Department has forecast above-average rainfall for the whole of June-September.

Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

I am Sagar Patel, specializing in business news reporting. With a keen focus on economic trends, market analysis, and corporate developments,

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