Business Standard

Kharif sowing picks up; rice, arhar, soybean, cotton below last year level

Sowing of several major kharif crops, such as rice, arhar, soybean and cotton, continued to be below last year's level

farming, farmers, kharif, wheat, crops, sowing, agriculture, rural
Premium

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi

Listen to This Article

Work demand for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) continued to remain robust with almost 33.70 million households seeking work under the scheme, which is 6.40 per cent more than the same period last year and 6.20 per cent more than April. The demand month-on-month is highest since June 2021, provisional data showed. Work demand for MGNREGS usually goes up in the April to June months as there is very little work for manual casual labour. 

Sowing of several major kharif crops, such as rice, arhar, soybean and cotton, continued to be below last year’s level during the

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jun 30 2023 | 11:13 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com