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Rainfall deficiency: Low reservoirs hurt sowing of rabi crops

Dec 21, 2018, 10:09 AM IST
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Weak monsoon in September and October coupled with a delay in northeast monsoon has led to a fall in rabi sowing this year, a Crisil report said. Lower cash in the hands of farmers has also impacted rabi sowing this year. The gross value of output for 9 out of 14 key crops has seen a decline between September 1 and December 15," the report added.

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Land sown

Land sown

502.5 Lakh hectare: land sowed in rabi season last year. (Reuters)
 

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Drop in sowing

Drop in sowing

5.25%: on year drop in sowing in rabi season to 476 lakh hectare. (Reuters)

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Rabi crop's share in agriculture produce

Rabi crop's share in agriculture produce

40%: Rabi crop accounts for of India's agriculture produce. (Reuters)  
 

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Fall in production

Fall in production

20.4%: fall in coarse cereals' production. (Reuters)

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Drop in pulses sown

Drop in pulses sown

9.3%: on-year drop in pulses sowing. (Reuters)

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