(Namita Pradhan, intern Journalist) The summer crops getting a brighter side as the activity of sowing is getting draw fast to very close in many regions in the agriculture map of the country. As the rains of monsoon have been above the normal, the distribution pattern hasn’t played any spoilsport either, the key regions have received adequate precipitation or a deficiency marginal. The region with rain-deficient turned out to be more irrigated regions.
At a granular level, the data shows a shift of certain crops like cotton, maize, and groundnut, in the deficient regions. As the farmers get these crops more suitable and more remunerative and best for their soil. There is a visible big lump in the average of few crops.
A normal monsoon with a good dispersion augur is good for the country’s agricultural sector and large rural economy, during the time where the country is facing the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought down the economy in most sector. Obvious a robust crop will not convert the rural income a function of price. The farmers are aided to many reforms with the aim of improving the access of market and bargaining strength.
In the past year, the robust seasonal monsoon rainfall has led to an increase in the food grains to 3.7% output for a record of 295.7 million tonnes during the year 2019-2020 (July-June). Floods had taken place in various parts due to heavy rainfall in the month of September, but these creating enough soil moisture ended up aiding the rabi-grown crops.
The boosted gross value added (GVA) for the normal monsoon in the farm and allied sector in the Q4 of last fiscal, as it emerged the 5.9% expansion of the second fastest-growing segment, with a high of eight quarters. The farm sector has seen a roller-coaster ride in recent years, with GVA ranging a growth of -0.2% in FY15 to 6.8% in FY17.