2 Jun 2012

Bihar achieves target of pulses cultivation set for current summer


Pulses sown in 15.11 lakh hectares so far in the current season
Bihar achieves target of pulses cultivation set for current summer

   According to reports received from the States, pulses have been sown in 15.11 lakh hectares in the current sowing season so far. Target of pulses cultivation for the current season is 17.49 lakh hectares.

 In terms of coverage of area under kharif pulses as on today, Bihar is on the top, followed by Odisha and Tamil Nadu.  Bihar has achieved the targeted area of 5 lakh hectare during the current sowing season. State-wise details are as under: 

State
Target (lakh ha)
2012 (summer) (lakh ha) as on 1.6.2012
Crop
Bihar
5.00
5.00
Green gram
Uttar Pradesh
1.28
0.94
Green gram & black gram
Punjab
1.50
0.37
Green gram
Haryana
1.00
0.25
Green gram
Gujarat
0.44
0.66
Green gram & black gram
Karnataka
0.27
0.22
Green gram, black gram, & others
Tamil Nadu
4.00
3.10
Green gram, black gram, & others
Chhattisgarh
0.10
0.10
Green gram, black gram & others
West Bengal
0.40
0.60
Green gram & black gram
Odisha
3.50
3.87
Green gram & black gram
Total
17.49
15.11


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