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Sowing of kharif crops down from last year but revival likely soon

The impact of delayed sowing on final harvest will only be known once the monsoon settles in and the crop reaches maturity stage

Here's how kharif planting gets a monsoon booster across the country
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Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Sowing of kharif crops continued to be below last year’s level and also lower than the average acreage of last five years because of delayed onset and progress of the southwest monsoon over central, northern and western parts of the country.

However, experts said sowing will pick up in July and August as the rains are expected to revive and cover the entire country.

The impact of delayed sowing on final harvest will only be known once the monsoon settles in and the crop reaches maturity stage.

Till Friday (June 28), kharif crops, as per government data, were sown in

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 1:56 AM IST

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