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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
06-January-2017 18:00 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 602 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 6th January 2017 stands at 602.75 lakh hectares as compared to 565.89 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 303.16 lakh hectares, rice in 12.74 lakh hectares, pulses in 152.63 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 53.60 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 80.63 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

303.16

281.70

Rice

12.74

17.56

Pulses

152.63

134.56

Coarse Cereals

53.60

57.40

Oilseeds

80.63

74.68

Total

602.75

565.89

 

            

 

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