Tell recorded extra rain of 27.2% by Sept. 16

Tell recorded extra rain of 27.2% by Sept. 16

Sowing operations contain picked up within the Tell following heavy rains. The total prick acreage stood at 33.14 lakh hectares by September 16 when in contrast with the target of 39.59 lakh hectares for this kharif. The total cultivated house as on September 9 used to be 32.39 lakh hectares and the rise within the acreage is attributed to the rain.

The rainfall used to be unusual till September 9. However, the Tell recorded extra rain in a span of every week. The Tell recorded 511.8 mm rain from June1 to September 9, which touched 602.6 mm by September 16, an additional of 27.2%.

Baring Srikakulam, all districts contain recorded both unusual or extra rain, declare officials. All main reservoirs within the Tell had 834.05 tmcft of water as on September 9, which increased to 865.85 tmcft by September 16, when in contrast with the 686.68 tmcft for the period of the corresponding period final year.

The paddy prick is at nurseries to transplantation and most tillering stage. Jowar and bajra are at vegetative to ear formation or harvesting stage. Ragi is at vegetative to tillering stage. Maize is at knee high to tasselling and cob formation stage. Redgram is at vegetative stage, the officials declare.

Prick acreage

Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Mission vice-chairman M.V.S. Nagi Reddy says farm operations are gaining momentum. The target for all vegetation, including food grains, oilseeds, cotton and sugarcane, this kharif has been situation at 39.59 lakh hectares as in opposition to the unusual acreage of 37.42 lakh hectares.

“Though there used to be dry spell for about 10 days, the unusual rains contain lined up and with regards to all the districts contain purchased real rain to this point, bringing cheers to the farmers. The total foodgrain production of 15 vegetation for the period of kharif increased from 106.51 lakh tonnes in 2018-19 to 120.43 lakh tonnes in 2019-20, an plot bigger of 13%. It is a long way a real tag,” he says.