Gujarat kharif sowing continues at a decent pace as the planting activity enters into final stages. The latest data shows that total acreage under the crops stands at 84.48 lakh hectares, up around 2% compared to the same time last year as on 31st August 2020. Acreage under total cereals edged up 0.50% while pulses area has surged 10% so far. Oilseeds area continues to jump with a sharp spurt of 23.23% to 28.85 lakh hectares. Of this, Groundnut sowing surged 33% while Soybean area is up nearly 49% compared to last year. In other commodities, Cotton area dropped by 14.50% while Guarseed acreage also dropped by around 14%.
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