Kharif Sowing May Remain 1 % Lower Than Last Year On Erratic Rainfall: Report

Uneven distribution of monsoon rainfall is likely to impact the kharif sowing, which is expected to fall one per cent as compared to last year, according to a report. ‘In our view, overall kharif sowing is expected to remain one per cent lower year-on-year. ‘Cumulative sowing till August 8 was two per cent lower year-on-year, attributable to the advancement in sowing last year, and three per cent higher than the average of the past five years,’ Crisil Research said in a report. The report noted that the southwest monsoon accelerated…

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