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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
30-December-2016 17:18 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 582 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 30th December, 2016 stands at 582.87 lakh hectares as compared to 545.46 lakh hectare this time in 2015.

 

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 292.39 lakh hectares, rice in 10.68 lakh hectares, pulses in 148.11 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 52.21 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 79.48 lakh hectares.

 

The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

 

                                                                                                                              Lakh hectare 

Crop

Area sown in 2016-17

Area sown in 2015-16

Wheat

292.39

271.46

Rice

10.68

14.77

Pulses

148.11

131.12

Coarse Cereals

52.21

56.29

Oilseeds

79.48

71.83

Total

582.87

545.46

 

            

 

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