Percentage of sowing in the Marathwada region during 2018 rabi season. The low sowing is on account of acute water shortage in the region. Poor sowing could lead to foodgrain crisis as well as issues related to availability of fodder for livestock.
Percentage sowing in the Aurangabad agricultural division comprising Aurangabad, Jalna and Beed districts. Only 117,438 hectares where actual sowing has occurred as against an available 772,309 hectares.
Percentage sowing in the Latur agricultural division comprising Latur, Hingoli, Nanded, Osmanabad and Parbhani districts. Only 356,092 hectares where actual sowing has occurred as against an available 1,114,231 hectares.
Percentage of sown crop is chickpea which requires somewhat less water and has relatively shorter harvesting time. The crop has been planted over 222,272 hectare across the eight districts. Other crops sown are:
Estimated number of farmers in the region that have chosen not to cultivate in this season.