Kharif crops: 44% more and Pulses: 2.5 times more in 2020

Published: July 11, 2020

The Sowing coverage area in India for the 2020 Kharif season has increased as compared to that of 2019.

Highlights

The sowing area of Kharif crops has increased by 44% and that of pulses has increased by 2.5 times. It is expected to increase in the coming weeks. This is mainly because, India received 18% above normal rainfall this monsoon season. In June, the country received 196.2 millimeters of rainfall.

Kharif Crops

This year, India has sown rice, pulses, coarse cereals, oilseeds, sugarcane and cotton for the kharif season.

In India, the seasonal crops are divided into main categories namely Kharif crops and Rabi crops. The Kharif crops are those crops that are sown at the beginning of rainy season. The Rabi crops are those crops that are sown at the beginning of winter season.

The Kharif crops require good amount of rainfall. The Kharif cropping season starts with the onset of monsoon and ends when the rainy season is over.

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