Paddy acreage decreased in these 4 states due to less rain, see how the situation is here

Sowing of Kharif season crops has been completed. In which the main crop of Kharif season also includes paddy. This year, paddy cultivation has been affected due to the indifference of monsoon. For example, due to drought caused by less rain. Paddy farming The area has decreased compared to last year. According to the data, there has been a decrease of 4.9 percent in the area under paddy this year as compared to last year. In view of this, on Friday, the Food Secretary has released an estimate of reduction in rice production this year. Drought conditions in 4 states of the country are responsible for this decrease in paddy area. Let us know which are those 4 states, where the area under paddy has decreased. How much has there been a reduction in the area of ​​paddy?

Paddy area reduced by 9 percent in West Bengal

Paddy cultivation has been affected the most in West Bengal due to less rainfall. In fact, West Bengal is the largest producer of paddy. However, due to less rainfall, a decline of 9 per cent has been recorded in the area under paddy cultivation this Kharif season as compared to last year. According to the data, the area under paddy has declined by 0.9 million hectare in Jharkhand, 0.39 million hectare in West Bengal, 0.24 million hectare in Uttar Pradesh and 0.21 million hectare in Bihar.

On the other hand, if we talk about the decrease in monsoon rains in these states, Uttar Pradesh has recorded 46 percent of the normal rainfall. Wherein Bihar has recorded less rainfall by 36%, West Bengal 18% and Jharkhand 27%.

Paddy area increased by 7 percent in 28 months

There has been a vast improvement in paddy cultivation in the country in the last 28 days. For example, in the month of July, where paddy cultivation was lagging behind, improvement has been registered in the months of August and September. If we look at the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, there was a decrease of 12 percent in the area under paddy in the country on August 12 as compared to last year. At the same time, after the improvement on 9 September, it has come down to 4.9%.

According to the information, due to the resumption of monsoon rains in the major producing areas of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, the sowing of paddy has improved in the last four weeks. In fact, the total area under paddy sown across the country has been reported to be 39.3 million hectares, which is 4.9% less than a year ago. At the same time, the average annual area under Kharif paddy in 2016-17 2020-21 was 39.7 million hectares.

Rice production estimated to fall by 12 million tonnes

The Union Food Secretary on Friday released the estimate of production of rice in Kharif season. Under which an estimate has been issued for the reduction in rice production due to less sowing of this bardhan. According to the data released by the Food Secretary, there is a possibility of 10 to 12 million tonnes less than last year. At the same time, he had said that the country currently has a surplus stock of rice. At the same time, he said that this is a preliminary estimate.

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