Maharashtra has received less rain than the overall expectation so far this year. But, the situation in Ratnagiri area is normal now. It has been raining here for the last two days (Rain) Due to this, sowing of Kharif crops has increased. Meanwhile, a video of a 78-year-old woman driving a power tiller in the field is going viral on social media. Elderly female farmer (Women Farmer) is seen sowing the Kharif season crop in the field. People are praising his hard work for farming. Her name is Sunanda Vasant Sakpal. She hails from Ratnagiri Kekumbharli village. At present, farmers have started sowing crops in the areas where it is raining.
Farming is still done in many areas of Maharashtra with the help of traditional method i.e. bullocks. But now time is changing. Farmers have started using agricultural machinery for farming. They are changing the traditional way of farming. Similar change has been seen through this woman farmer. She is sowing Kharif crops through state-of-the-art machines. His video is inspirational to many.
Work started for paddy crop
Paddy crop requires more water. That’s why farmers wait for rain for its cultivation. Kharif sowing has been delayed this year due to lack of rain. But the rain has come in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district. Sowing has started from this. The early monsoon rains are considered important for paddy cultivation. After the first rain, the fields get moisture and after that the nursery of paddy and sowing of cotton starts.
Monsoon is very important for Indian agriculture
In some districts, farmers did not heed the advice of the Agriculture Department. He sown before the rain. Germination of seeds started. After that the need for rain started again. Most of the agriculture in India is based on rain water. Therefore, monsoon is very important for the agriculture here. Paddy is cultivated in some areas of Konkan, Ratnagiri and Vidarbha of Maharashtra. The livelihood of most of the farmers in Ratnagiri district depends on paddy cultivation.
Where is the cultivation of paddy in the state
In the Kharif Marketing Season 2020-21 in Maharashtra, a total of 6.15 lakh farmers sold paddy at MSP. Whereas farmers got Rs 3547 crore from selling paddy. Therefore, there are some such districts where paddy cultivation is important for the farmers. Whereas monsoon is very important for paddy cultivation. The districts of Maharashtra where paddy is cultivated include Gondia, Bhandara, Gadchilori, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar.
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