Thursday, September 16, 2021

Maharashtra’s Agriculture Minister says, 74% sowing of Kharif crops completed so far

Maharashtra’s Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse today said that 74 per cent sowing of Kharif crops has been completed so far.

Maharashtra’s Agriculture Minister Dada Bhuse today said that 74 per cent sowing of Kharif crops has been completed so far. In a statement, Mr. Bhuse said, soybean seeds have been sown across 38 lakh hectares while cotton has been sown on 39 lakh hectares of land.

He said, sowing is expected to get a big boost as rainfall activity has picked up, adding that Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar and Gondia have reported below average sowing figures so far.

Reminding farmers that tomorrow is the last date to opt for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana or the crop insurance scheme, the Minister informed that over 37 lakh farmers have applied for the scheme so far.

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