Madhya Pradesh farmers told to start chana sowing.

IMD Agrimet has recommended farmers in Madhya Pradesh to prepare land for sowing of chana. Farmers should sow JG 130, JG218, JG 11, JG 16 and JG 6, wilt-resistant and early varieties of chana, in unirrigated condition. Early sowing would be good for the crop as the seed may utilise available soil moisture in the field. Soil moisture is less this year because of low rains in the state. The south-west monsoon rains were inadequate in the state and may hit the rabi crop sowing.