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Untimely rain may boost paddy output

Sowing acreage has been higher and crop estimates more optimistic in the kharif season, according to the reports

R krishna Das  |  Raipur 

The untimely rainfall over past three weeks has come as a blessing for paddy farmers with output likely to be higher than the FY17 target of 108.50 million tonnes (mt). The government had set a target of 93-mt output in kharif season and 15.50-mt in rabi. The kharif output is now likely to be 100 mt — 7.5 per cent more than the target. Sanket Thakur, director, Chhattisgarh Agricon Samiti — a non-government organisation working on agriculture in Central India — said the recent rainfall has compensated for the initial dry season. “A major part of Madhya ...

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Untimely rain may boost paddy output

Sowing acreage has been higher and crop estimates more optimistic in the kharif season, according to the reports

Sowing acreage has been higher and crop estimates more optimistic in the kharif season, according to the reports The untimely rainfall over past three weeks has come as a blessing for paddy farmers with output likely to be higher than the FY17 target of 108.50 million tonnes (mt). The government had set a target of 93-mt output in kharif season and 15.50-mt in rabi. The kharif output is now likely to be 100 mt — 7.5 per cent more than the target. Sanket Thakur, director, Chhattisgarh Agricon Samiti — a non-government organisation working on agriculture in Central India — said the recent rainfall has compensated for the initial dry season. “A major part of Madhya ... image
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Untimely rain may boost paddy output

Sowing acreage has been higher and crop estimates more optimistic in the kharif season, according to the reports

The untimely rainfall over past three weeks has come as a blessing for paddy farmers with output likely to be higher than the FY17 target of 108.50 million tonnes (mt). The government had set a target of 93-mt output in kharif season and 15.50-mt in rabi. The kharif output is now likely to be 100 mt — 7.5 per cent more than the target. Sanket Thakur, director, Chhattisgarh Agricon Samiti — a non-government organisation working on agriculture in Central India — said the recent rainfall has compensated for the initial dry season. “A major part of Madhya ...

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