Good news for the rural economy, India has reported all records of Kharif (sown in summer) crops this year despite the COVID-19 epidemic and flood situation in several states. The development suggests that during the lockdown, the agricultural sector, which remained largely free of restrictions, may continue to register growth despite shrinking GDP. During the same period of last year, the total acreage on Friday stood at 1,082 against 1,82 lakh hectares. Lakh hectare was recorded - an increase of over 7%. Sown mainly paddy, oilseeds, and pulses contributed to this growth. To prevent damage due to inclement weather, many crops would benefit from government procurement policies. During the lockdown period, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) had launched a massive campaign for farmers to meet and make payments. India had recorded its previous record for the Kharif crop sown area in 2016 which stood at Rs 1,075 lakh. Was Hector. The average sown area of the country has been 1,066 lakh hectares in the last five years. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the exemption given to the agriculture sector during the lockdown period helped farmers to continue their operations - first of Rabi crops. Harvesting and then Kharif crops. Noting that the epidemic has little impact on the agricultural sector, Tomar said that Kharif yields would increase further as the sowing of paddy is continuing in some states. He said we are confident that the record production of food grains in the crop year 2020-21 and will help us exceed our target of 298 million tonnes. The area is sown under the paddy, which would be the highest in the Kharif crops every year in comparison to last year, an increase of more than 35 lakh hectares has been recorded.