Saturday, November 8, 2014
EnviroTweets: India sees drastic reduction in Wheat, Gram and Pulses farming!
A just released information from India's Agriculture Ministry shows that Indian farmers have drastically gone down on sowing Wheat, Gram and Pulses in the Rabi farming season. Only the Oil Seeds sown area has experienced a marginal increase. The following are the detailed figures:
Wheat: Compared to sown area of 9.39 lakh hectares in 2013-14, it has reduced to 4.47 lakh hectares in the corresponding period in 2014-15. Wheat farming has therefore gone down by more than half!
Gram: Sowing of Gram has gone down from 23.78 lakh hectares in the previous year to 16.15 lakh hectares this year, a reduction of almost 32 per cent.
Pulses: This year Pulses have been sown in 23.98 lakh hectares, compared to 30.86 lakh hectares in the corresponding period of previous year. This is a reduction of about 22.30 per cent.
Oil Seeds: Oil Seeds sowing has shown a marginal increase of about 10.40 per cent. As compared to previous year's sown area of 28.41 lakh hectares, this year Oil Seeds have been sown in 31.36 lakh hectares.