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Kharif sowing picks up in Odisha with rains 69% above normal so far in July

Total sown area as on July 7 at 1.07 million hectares as compared to 1.04 million hectares at this time last year

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Odisha  | Kharif

Nirmalya Behera  |  Bhubaneswar 

Buoyed by normal rainfall Kharif sowing has picked up momentum in Odisha with the overall sowing area surpassing the previous year's figure. The total sown area as on July 7 stood at 1.07 million hectares as compared to 1.04 million hectares at this time last year, government data showed.

In the month of July so far, Odisha received 111.6 millimeter (mm) rainfall against the normal rainfall of 65.8 mm, a deviation of 69 per cent. Cereals have been sown on 0.97 million hectares against 0.94 million hectares sown last year. Pulses are sown over 0.096 million hectares as on July 7 ...

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First Published: Wed, July 10 2019. 18:52 IST
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