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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
16-October-2015 16:55 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1038 Lakh Hectares

 

           The total area sown under kharif crops as on 16th October, 2015 has reached to 1038.81 lakh hectares as compared to 1025.85 lakh hectare last year at this time.

             Rice has been sown/transplanted in 378.24 lakh hectares, pulses in 115.62 lakh hectare coarse, cereals in 186.07 lakh hectares, oilseeds in 185.15 lakh hectares, sugarcane in 48.84 lakh hectares and cotton in 117.09 lakh hectares.

             The details of the area covered so far and that covered during last year this time given as follows:

                                                                                                                              Lakh hectare 

Crop

Area sown in 2015-16

Area sown in 2014-15

Rice

378.24

379.67

Pulses

115.62

102.89

Coarse Cereals

186.07

181.87

Oilseeds

185.15

177.98

Sugarcane

48.84

48.74

Jute & Mesta

7.80

8.16

Cotton

117.09

126.55

Total

1038.81

1025.85

 

 

             

 

 

SS/CP: weather watch 16.10.2015