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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
14-February-2014 16:15 IST
Rabi Crop Sowing Crosses 656 Lakh Hectare Area

KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

 

The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 14.2.2014 stands at 656.67 lakh hectare as compared to 621.39 lakh hectare at this time last year. 

 

Total sown area under wheat, total pulses, total coarse cereals and rapeseed & mustard are final for rabi season.

 

Details of the areas sown so far this year and last year are given below: -

 

lakh hectare

Crop

Area sown in 2013-14

Area sown in 2012-13

Rabi Rice

 28.00

21.03

Wheat

315.32

298.19

Total Pulses

161.90

152.65

Coarse Cereals

  60.94

  61.92

Oilseeds

  90.51

  87.60

Total

656.67

621.39

 

         

           

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP: SS:CP: weather watch (14.2.2014)