Around 23 lakh hectares have been brought under cultivation this kharif till July-end and there was no moisture stress anywhere in the State. During the corresponding period last year, only 13.5 lakh hectares were brought under cultivation.
“It is clear that more area has been brought under cultivation this Kharif, thanks to rains. We expect the food grain production to increase significantly” said Agricultural Minister.
Stating that August 2 is the last date for submitting crop insurance applications, he called upon all non-loaned farmers to avail the opportunity and get their crops insured.