Well timed and quick distribute of monsoon this yr did assistance boost the kharif acreage, but the large spell of rains witnessed throughout a number of areas of the country around latest months are noticed spoiling the celebration for a number of farmers this cropping period.

“There have been extraordinary climate gatherings in the type of large rains in some areas of the country which impacted the standing crops,” claimed Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable the Parliament on Friday.

Standing crops hit

Standing seasonal crops this sort of as paddy, maize, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables between some others have been impacted on around 21 lakh ha throughout 15 States, in accordance to the Agriculture Minister.

States this sort of as Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, which faced large rains and flooding in a number of regions, have not yet quantified the crop losses.

Cumulative rainfall for the country, as a whole, until day is seven for every cent additional, in accordance to IMD. About nine for every cent of the districts have obtained massive extra rains, when 21 for every cent have obtained extra precipitation.

State-smart information

As for every the information submitted by the minister in a created reply to Rajya Sabha, Bihar topped the record of the States exactly where crop damages have been described, adopted by Karnataka and Odisha.

In Bihar, standing crops this sort of as paddy, maize, fruits and vegetables have been impacted on around nine.22 lakh ha.

Karnataka has described crop losses on about three.31 lakh ha paddy, pink gram, green gram cotton, ragi, bajra, millets and soyabean have been impacted by extra rains.

Odisha has described losses in paddy and horticulture crops on two.21 lakh ha, when about one.seven lakh ha have been harmed in Maharasthra, exactly where cotton, jowar and turmeric between other crops are impacted. In Telangana, kharif crops have been impacted on one.forty three lakh hectares. In Andhra Pradesh, crops this sort of as banana, onion, tomato grown on fifty two,000 hectares have suffered hurt.


In Punjab, about 24,403 hectares with crops this sort of as cotton and paddy have been harmed, when Tamil Nadu has described losses on 787 hectares impacting paddy, maize and gingelly between some others. Kerala has described crop losses on four,754 hectares, when Arunachal Pradesh has suffered crop hurt on six,864 hectares.

In Madhya Pradesh, soyabean, maize, arhar, urad, moong and paddy have suffered hurt. Previously, the soyabean trade experienced projected a crop loss of ten-12 for every cent in the State thanks to large rains this yr.

The Gujarat governing administration has described that crops in fourteen districts have been impacted but did not present information of the spot.

“For enterprise relief measures, cash are available with the State Governing administration in the type of State Catastrophe Reaction Fund (SDRF), Additional economic guidance, around and over SDRF, is regarded from Nationwide Catastrophe Reaction Fund for purely natural calamities of significant mother nature and is permitted on the basis of Memorandum obtained from State Governing administration, in accordance with recognized method,” Tomar claimed.

Kharif acreage rises

Paddy acreage ongoing to rise in Bihar, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as transplantation of the major cereal crop for the kharif period has entered the past stage. Overall acreage underneath paddy moved up to 406.ninety seven lakh ha — an increase from the past week’s 402.25 lakh ha.

Overall kharif acreage so much stood at one,113.63 lakh ha, which is an increase of five.seventy one for every cent around corresponding past year’s one,053.fifty two lakh ha. Well timed arrival of monsoon coupled with availability of agri-inputs helped farmers plant additional spot beating the Covid-19 and lockdown blues.