Pune : Deccan Express | Pune News | Rain has started from the end of May in some parts of Pune district (Pune News). It started raining in the first week of June. After that, it continued to rain till the first week of June. After that, however, it did not rain until mid-July. During the same period, kharif sowing was completed on 1 lakh 2 thousand 462 hectare area in Pune district. The sowing rate is 55.60 per cent of the average kharif area. The highest sowing has been done in Bhor Taluka on 12 thousand 879 hectares.
Major crops like paddy, kharif sorghum, millet, ragi, maize, tur, green gram, urad, groundnut, sesame, niger seeds, sunflower, soybean are grown in Pune district during kharif season. The average area under kharif is 1 lakh 84 thousand 273.78 hectares. Out of this sowing has been completed on 1 lakh 2 thousand 462 hectares. Junnar Taluka has the highest area of 31 thousand 255 hectares for kharif and the lowest area of 3 thousand 137 hectares is in Daund Taluka.
About Rs 1,500 crore crop loan has been disbursed by Pune District Central Co-operative Bank for kharif season crops. District Bank Chairman Ramesh Thorat said that crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh are being disbursed at zero percent interest.