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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
20-January-2017 19:02 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosess 628 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 20th January 2017 stands at 628.34 lakh hectares as compared to 592.36 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

 

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 313.14 lakh hectares, rice in 19.36 lakh hectares, pulses in 157.68 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 56.25 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 81.91 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

313.14

291.97

Rice

19.36

22.45

Pulses

157.68

142.01

Coarse Cereals

56.25

59.47

Oilseeds

81.91

76.46

Total

628.34

592.36

 

            

 

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