On the back of deficient rainfall in the state, only 87 percent of the cropped area occupied by the crops in this kharif. The total sown area in the state is seen at 3.779 million hectares against the normal area of 4.324 million hectares. In the total area, Cotton acreage covers about 1.861 million hectares which increased from the normal acreage of 1.676 million hectares.
Gold dropped 74 points at 29859 while Silver was 123 points down at 41041. Lead and Zinc are 0.31 and 0.15 percent up respectively. In NCDEX, Dhaniya is 89 points up at 4515 and Jeeraaunjha hiked 80 points at 19790.