As per the latest update of Agriculture department, GoI, India marked a decline in Maize area coverage till 1st July 22 as compared to same period last year due to deficit and uneven distribution of monsoon rains over key states. Till last week Maize has been sown in 19.03 lakh Ha. compared to 22.09 lakh Ha. same period last year, which is approximately 13.86 % less. As per the report, largest area coverage under Maize was in Karnataka at around 7.18 Lakh hectares as compared to 7.47 Lakh hectares during same period last year.