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Decline in Sowing of Oilseed

Decline in Sowing of Oilseed


In Maharashtra, the area coverage under oilseeds during kharif 2014 was higher than normal Kharif area under oilseeds in the State. However, at all India level, kharif coverage of oilseeds was lower than normal kharif area due to late onset of monsoon and drought like situation in various States. Rabi sowing of oilseeds is in progress. The normal and current year area coverage of oilseeds in respect of Maharashtra and all India are given below:-

(lakh hectare)

Year
Maharashtra
All India

Kharif
Rabi
Kharif
Rabi

Normal
35.58
3.3
185.8
83.2

2014-15*
39.14
0.4
176.8
54.0




* Area coverage, as on 13/11/2014

As per the 1st advance estimates, all India oilseeds production during kharif 2014 is estimated to be 196.64 lakh tonnes against target of 218.30 lakh tonnes. The target of production of oilseeds in rabi season is 111.70 lakh tonnes. Sowing in rabi season is in progress.



The oilseeds production during kharif 2014 in Maharashtra is estimated to be 43.70 lakh tonnes against target of 49.82 lakh tonnes. The target of rabi oilseeds production is 2.68 lakh tonnes.



To increase production and productivity of oilseeds, National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) is being implemented in the country from 2014-15.



This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Shri Mohanbhai Kundaria in the Rajya Sabha today.



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