scorecardresearchEarly Arrival of Monsoon Rains in India Brightens Crop Outlook

Early Arrival of Monsoon Rains in India Brightens Crop Outlook

Updated: 30 May 2022, 08:05 AM IST
TL;DR.
The monsoon arrived earlier than normal in India, raising hopes that output of crops like rice and oilseeds will get a boost after a brutal heat wave hit winter-sown wheat and prompted the nation to restrict exports.
The Punjab agriculture department has fixed a target to bring 30 lakh acres (12 lakh hectares) of paddy under the direct seeding of rice (DSR) technique during current kharif season, almost double as compared to the previous season.

The Punjab agriculture department has fixed a target to bring 30 lakh acres (12 lakh hectares) of paddy under the direct seeding of rice (DSR) technique during current kharif season, almost double as compared to the previous season.