Farmers have additionally expanded the acreage of groundnut, another oilseed crops cultivated all through the summer time, in line with a media report. With all of this, the full summer time sowing space now quantities to 11.18 lakh hectares, up roughly 25% over the earlier three years’ common.
According to information, farmers have thus far sown sesame on 1.07 lakh hectares, a rise of roughly 85% above final yr’s file sowing space of 58,291 hectares. According to the data launched by the State’s agriculture division, it’s marginally greater than final yr’s equal estimate of 97,799 hectares and has appeared because the second most cultivated space after pearl millet this summer time.
Furthermore, farmers in Saurashtra planted sesame in the most important planting space of the crop. Sesamum sowing has been reported on 2,400 hectares in south Gujarat districts, 1700 hectares in north Gujarat, 1200 hectares in central Gujarat, and 1100 hectares in Kutch.
In Saurashtra, Junagadh has recorded sesame seeding on 22,500 hectares, making it the state’s largest sesame district, adopted by Surendranagar (17,500 hectares) and Amreli (15,500 hectares) (16,500 ha). Other Saurashtra districts the place sesame has been cultivated in massive portions embody Gir Somnath (9,700 ha), Rajkot (7,300 ha), Bhavnagar (7,100 ha), Jamnagar (6,000 ha), and Devbhumi Dwarka (5,300 ha).
Farmers have additionally planted groundnut on 60,820 hectares, up 23% from the typical crop space of 49,255 hectares through the earlier three years. It’s additionally a smidgeon larger than the 59,193 hectares recorded in the identical interval the earlier yr.
Groundnut sowing has been reported in 24,000 hectares in Banaskantha and 10,000 hectares in Bhavnagar. With a complete space of 60,820 acres, groundnut is the fifth largest crop on the earth. Farmers planted fodder in 3.54 ha making it the second-largest crop group behind cereals (3.57 ha). According to the information, greens had been sown in 1.03 ha.
First printed on: 02 May 2022, 05:04 IST