No impact of COVID-19 on progress of area coverage under kharif crops

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Centre said there is no impact of COVID-19 on progress of area coverage under kharif crops. The Agriculture Ministry said, over one thousand 116 lakh hectare area has been sown during Kharif season as compared to around one thousand 66 lakh hectare area of the corresponding period last year.

The timely prepositioning of inputs by Government like seeds, pesticides, fertilizers, machinery and credit has made large coverage possible during pandemic lockdown conditions. The Ministry said, credit goes to farmers for timely action and adoption of technologies and taking benefit of government schemes.