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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
07-July-2017 17:23 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 404 Lakh Hectare Area

          The total sown area as on 7th July 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 404.27 lakh hectare as compared to 371.39 lakh hectare at this time last year.

 

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 79.81 lakh ha, pulses in 44.11 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 80.78 lakh ha, sugarcane in 47.93 lakh hectare and cotton in 71.82 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

79.81

75.28

Pulses

44.11

35.88

Coarse Cereals

80.78

70.11

Oilseeds

72.87

69.74

Sugarcane

47.93

45.22

Jute & Mesta

6.95

7.27

Cotton

71.82

67.89

Total

404.27

371.39

 

              

 

SS: weather watch 07.07.2017