Kharif crop sowing touchs 86%-mark in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Aug 10: Nearly 86 per cent sowing of kharif crops, including oilseeds and pulses, has been done in Chhattisgarh during the ongoing crop season.

"The farmers have completed sowing of kharif crops on around 41.29 lakh hectares of land against the proposed target of 48.10 lakh hectares in the state," State Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said today.


Following good spells of rain since June 1 till August 8, the sowing activity was intensified, he said.

Notably, the state's agriculture department has set the target of cultivating paddy on area of 36.26 lakh hectares and so far it's sowing has so far been done on 33 lakh hectare.

Besides, sowing of corn has been completed on 2.16 lakh hectare area, pulses on 2.40 lakh hectares and oilseeds on 3.38 lakh hectares, the Minister said.

Moreover, the state government has stocked 11.14 lakh quintal of seeds for kharif crops against which 10.62 lakh quintal have been distributed, he added.


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