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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
30-June-2017 17:31 IST
Kharif Crop Sown in 222.30 Lakh Hectare so far

         The total sown area as on 30th June 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 222.30 lakh hectare as compared to 187.03 lakh hectare at this time last year.

 

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 38.93 lakh ha, pulses in 18.80 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 38.12 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.52 lakh hectare and cotton in 46.10 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 2017-18

Area sown in 2016-17

Rice

38.93

39.08

Pulses

18.80

13.04

Coarse Cereals

38.12

35.41

Oilseeds

25.90

28.35

Sugarcane

47.52

44.82

Jute & Mesta

6.93

7.25

Cotton

46.10

19.07

Total

222.30

187.03

 

             

 

 

SS: weather watch 30.06.2017