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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
16-September-2016 17:24 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses Lakh 1059 Hectare Areas

 

           The total sown area as on 16th September, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 1059.48 lakh hectare as compared to 1022.61 lakh hectare at this time last year.

 

          It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 382.00 lakh ha, pulses in 144.96 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 188.62 lakh ha, oilseeds in 188.33 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.77 lakh hectare and cotton in 102.23 lakh ha.

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

 

                                                                                                                              Lakh hectare 

Crop

Area sown in 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16

Rice

382.00

371.74

Pulses

144.96

112.43

Coarse Cereals

188.62

182.70

Oilseeds

188.33

183.21

Sugarcane

45.77

49.60

Jute & Mesta

7.57

7.73

Cotton

102.23

115.20

Total

1059.48

1022.61

 

             

  

Weather Watch 16.09.2016 

 

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