Rabi sowing in Gujarat likely to fall by half; crop production 60% lower

So far, as against a total of 850,000 hectares of total rabi sowing last year, the same has been at 450,100 hectares till November 12, as per the data available

Early rabi harvest worry on warmer winter

The current trends in rabi sowing, most of which takes place in November, hint at subdued activity this year, say traders in Gujarat. As against 850,000 hectares last year, sowing has been in 450,100 hectares till November 12. Subdued sowing has been on account of a weak monsoon, apart from depleting water resources in the state, with wells and reservoirs drying up. “Considering the ongoing trends, it seems that sowing may be 50 per cent of what it was last year. If that happens, production will be restricted to 60 per cent of last year’s,” said Atul ...