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Farmers increase pre-kharif area — Know what motivated them


Higher water levels in reservoirs, more-than-normal rains in the current summer season and expectation of a good monsoon have motivated farmers to increase the pre-kharif area under crops like paddy, moong, maize, bajra and groundnut, resulting in a 36% year-on-year rise in crop area so far.

The Reserve Bank of India on Friday acknowledged this, citing the agriculture sector as the ‘beacon of hope’ in its monetary policy announcement.

Higher water levels in reservoirs, more-than-normal rains in the current summer season and expectation of a good monsoon have motivated farmers to increase the pre-kharif area under crops like paddy, moong ...


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