Punjab heads in direction of bumperpaddy manufacturing this season


Jalandhar: Punjab is headed in direction of bumper paddy manufacturing this kharif season, the most recent procurement knowledge confirmed on Wednesday.

Based on the figures up to date until Wednesday, farmers introduced 172 LMT of non-basmati yield within the grain markets within the ongoing harvesting season, whereas 16 LMT of basmati manufacturing reached the buying centres. (HT File Photograph)

The state has produced 188 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of paddy this 12 months as in opposition to the beforehand anticipated determine of 182 LMT for the 12 months. Practically 31.93 hectares of space was beneath paddy cultivation in Punjab.

Based on the figures up to date until Wednesday, farmers introduced 172 LMT of non-basmati yield within the grain markets within the ongoing harvesting season, whereas 16 LMT of basmati manufacturing reached the buying centres.

Punjab touched the figures in a season marred by adversities corresponding to floods that triggered a lot harm to the newly sown paddy crop in July. Based on experiences, paddy was resown on 1.20 lakh hectares of space within the majorly affected districts, together with Patiala, Jalandhar, Sangrur, Mansa, Ferozepur, Kapurthala and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Punjab agriculture director Jaswant Singh stated going by the climate situations all through this season, the division was anticipating 182 LMT of paddy manufacturing this 12 months because the crop was extensively broken as a result of floods.

“The collective efforts of the division and farmers have led to fruitful outcomes as we’re prone to exceed final 12 months’s paddy manufacturing of 205 LMT. We are actually aiming to the touch 208 LMT of manufacturing as practically 7% of harvesting is but to be completed,” Singh stated.

He added that the paddy yield per hectare has significantly elevated, starting from 78-81 quintals per hectare within the state. “Other than floods initially, the crop well being remained good all through the season as there have been no assaults of pests and illness on the crop.”

He added that the basmati manufacturing within the state has elevated by 20% this season until date.

Sangrur district recorded a median of 81 quintals per hectare yield on this district. Final 12 months, the paddy yield was 76 quintals per hectare. Sangrur topped non-basmati manufacturing with 18.9 LMT, adopted by Ludhiana at 17.01 LMT, Patiala 12.81 LMT, Bathinda 12.37 LMT, Moga 11.32 LMT, Ferozepur 11.08 LMT and Jalandhar 10 LMT.

So far as basmati varieties are involved, Amritsar recorded 4.9 LMT of manufacturing adopted by Fazilka 2.27 at LMT, Patiala 2.2 LMT and Sangrur 1.60 LMT.



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