Monsoon now 100 pct of LPA, crop sowing just 2 pct lower than a year ago

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Published: August 31, 2019 2:49:09 AM

The acreage of oilseeds and coarse cereals is at same level as year-ago while paddy area is still 5% lower from last year.

Monsoon, kharif crops, Monsoon in india, LPA rainfall, crop sowingAugust itself receiving 16% higher than LPA rainfall so far may help crops to sustain.

As overall monsoon rainfall was normal (100% of LPA) as on Friday compared with 91% of LPA until July-end, the decline in sowing areas of all kharif crops has considerably narrowed down. The acreage of oilseeds and coarse cereals is at same level as year-ago while paddy area is still 5% lower from last year.

August itself receiving 16% higher than LPA rainfall so far may help crops to sustain.

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