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Groundnut, soyabean propel kharif sowing in Gujarat to more than 75%

Oilseeds like groundnut and soyabean and other crops led by cotton are largely sown in Kutch and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat

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As a result, kharif sowing in 2020 for total oilseed crops has touched 95.89 per cent by the third week of July

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
Kharif sowing in Gujarat this year has seen significant growth over the last year to date, largely led by cash crops like groundnut and cotton. Due to excess rainfall in Kutch and Saurashtra regions during the monsoon so far, overall oilseed crops have seen over 95 per cent of average sowing with crops like groundnut and soyabean clocking more than 100 per cent sowing.
 
For instance, as against sowing in over 1.54 million hectares of normal area or the last three years' average area, groundnut has seen progressive kharif sowing this year at over 2.01 million hectares or 131.09 per

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 7:13 PM IST

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