Of the 151.34 lakh hectares of land under kharif cultivation, which include sugarcane, sowing on 60.56 lakh hectares (forty for each cent) has been concluded in Maharashtra.

Kharif cultivation, besides sugarcane, is completed on 141.ninety nine lakh hectares, of which sowing functions have been concluded on fifty nine.60 lakh hectares by June 22.

Notwithstanding the germination-linked problems by soybean farmers, the State Agriculture Department, in its report, has mentioned that germination of all kharif crops is satisfactory. The State has acquired an typical 207.six mm rainfall in June. By June 22, the state has acquired 176.eighty mm (eighty five.10 for each cent) rain.

Crops in five districts which include Amrawati, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara and Gondia have been damaged by locust swarms, according to a report by the State govt.

Cyclone Nisarga has impacted crops unfold over 33,038 hectares in Konkan, Nashik, Pune and Kolhapur districts.

In the meantime, problems by soybean farmers continue to pour in from all throughout Maharashtra. Farmers have been complaining about the germination of soya seeds bought from private corporations, as effectively as govt-licensed seeds. District administrations are planning reviews centered on problems filed by the farmers.

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