With heavy rain in most part of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) have a silver lining in the state, kharif sowing has been most encouraging this year and the sowing area in the state has registered a increase of about 2.16 percent as compared to the previous year.
Though Paddy sowing in the state has remained at 59.78 lakh hectares like the previous year, there has been increase of 2.85 percent in the area on which Bajra and other food grains have been sown.
The sowing area of Pulses like Urad, Moong and Arhar has registered a marked increase of 12.40 percent but the sustainability of the standing crop in continued inclement weather is a cause of worry.
Area under Groundnut, Soyabean and Sesame cultivation has also registered a rise by 5.99 percent.
In 2017 kharif was sown in 92.10 lakh hectares and this time it has been on 94.09 lakh hectares.