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Summer crops sown in 6.92 mn ha till May 12, down slightly from a year ago

Moong (green gram) is a key pulse variety sown in the short window between rabi harvest and kharif planting in several parts of northern and central India

Farmers harvest crops in Jabalpur on Friday. Union home secretary has written to states to allow harvesting and sowing 	Photo: PTI

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi

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Sowing of summer crops, which are planted in the gap between the rabi and kharif seasons, has started on a steady note with around 6.92 million hectares being brought under such crops as against 7.03 million hectares during the same period last year. Moong (green gram) is one of the prominent varieties of pulses sown in the short window between rabi harvest and kharif planting in several parts of northern and central India. Summer moong is usually a short-duration crop and fits well into the limited sowing time. It also provides an additional source of income for farmers. 


Sowing of summer crops as on May 12, 2027 (in million hectares)
           
Crops 2023 2022  % Change  
Rice 2.78 2.98 -6.71    
Pulses 1.96 1.84 6.52    
Green  Gram 1.61 1.49 8.05    
Coarse cereals 1.17 1.13 3.54    
Oilseeds 0.99 1.08 -8.33    
Total 6.92 7.03 -1.56    
           
Source: Agriculture Ministry      

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First Published: May 12 2023 | 4:51 PM IST

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