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Gujarat: Kharif crop sowing gets a rain boost

As of August 5, farmers had completed sowing in 63.64 lakh hectare (lh) area, data available with the Directorate of Agriculture of Gujarat show.

Punjab defies country-wide trend, kharif crop sowing up by 20 per cent in June

The data sourced from the Punjab Agriculture Department, till June 24, Punjab had completed Kharif sowing on 18.68 lakh hectares, which is nearly 52 per cent of the total sowing, against the 11.50 lakh hectares on the same date last year which was around 32 per cent of the total kharif crop sowing.

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Saving Kharif crops: Mahisagar water to Narmada canal doubled

In order to ensure that areas under the Narmada command area do not fall short of water during the remaining part of the year, we are trying to refurbish by lifting water from Mahi,” said an official of SSNNL.

Maharashtra: Kharif sowing in state at 97 per cent

The state has received an average rainfall of 823 mm between June 1 and September 4. In terms of percentage, it comes to 86.1 per cent. The water level in dams has been recorded at 66.1 per cent.

Fresh spell lowers rain deficit by 5%, likely to boost Kharif sowing

After almost a dry phase of over three weeks, the latest spell of rainfall has brought relief as water scarcity situation loomed over the state.

Kharif planting lags despite MSP hikes, normal monsoon

One reason for the MSPs not having the desired impact could be the delayed announcement. Farmers usually make sowing decisions before the onset of the monsoon.

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The MSP Illusion

Raising procurement prices of kharif crops will only give false hope to farmers.

Alarm Bell: Kharif sowing takes hit with delayed rain

Sanjay Patel, a rice farmer from Kanij village of Kheda district says, “Sowing as been delayed compared to last year. Like all the others in our village, I too will be sowing paddy in a few days time.”

Maharashtra: Govt all geared up for Kharif season, says Eknath Khadse

Around 58 lakh hectares in the state have been affected due to two consecutive droughts.

Dry October spells rabi gloom

Rainfall during the current month has so far been 52 per cent below normal for the country as a whole.

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