23% rise in kharif sowing in Maharashtra
In what could be a major boost to its rural economy, Maharashtra has recorded 87 per cent kharif sowing — a rise of about 23 per cent compared to last year this time.
Maharashtra has, on an average, 141.99 lakh hectare (lh) under kharif sowing (except sugarcane) and by July 20, sowing over 124.20 lh (87.47 per cent) has been completed. About 100.57 lh (71 per cent) was under kharif sowing (except sugarcane) last year this time. The land under kharif, including sugarcane, is 151.34 lh, of which sowing has been completed on 125.17 lh (83 per cent). Last year, sowing under this category was 67 per cent.
Srisailam, Nagarjunasagar dams get huge inflows as Karnataka dams discharge flood water
Copious inflows from the already filled up dams in Karanataka and rain in the catchment areas of major reservoirs has boosted the reservoir capacity in both Srisalam and Nagarjunasagar dams, the lifeline for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The inflow across various dams in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has added to the hydel power generation.
Farmers expect the better price for onion
Lasalgaon, Asia’s largest onion market exported about 480 tonnes onion to Bangladesh this week through parcel train and traders said that more export is possible considering the rising demand. Farmers hope that onion prices will go up with the rise in export.
Nashik onion will go to Darshana and other markets in Bangladesh. According to traders in Lasalgaon, rising demand from Bangladesh is a good sign as onion stocks are piled up in storages due to lack of demand in the Indian market. Frequent lockdown and closure of the hotel industry have affected the demand.