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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
23-September-2016 17:38 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses Normal Sowing Area

Stands at 1067.53 Lakh Hectare Areas

 

           The total sown area as on 23th September, 2016 as per reports received from States, stands at 1067.53 lakh hectare as compared to 1030.89 lakh hectare at this time last year and total normal area of 1062.50 lakh hectare.

 

          It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 387.04 lakh ha, pulses in 145.84 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 189.58 lakh ha, oilseeds in 189.16 lakh ha, sugarcane in 45.77 lakh hectare and cotton in 102.55 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

387.04

377.35

Pulses

145.84

112.93

Coarse Cereals

189.58

183.59

Oilseeds

189.16

183.71

Sugarcane

45.77

49.60

Jute & Mesta

7.59

7.73

Cotton

102.55

115.98

Total

1067.53

1030.89

 

             

  

Weather Watch 23.09.2016 

 

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