Print ReleasePrint
XClose
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
18-August-2017 17:13 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 976 Lakh Hectare Area

 The total sown area as on 18th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 976.34 lakh hectare as compared to 984.57 lakh hectare at this time last year.

 It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 341.58 lakh ha, pulses in 130.68 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 171.75 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.78 lakh hectare and cotton in 118.14 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

341.58

340.14

Pulses

130.68

135.42

Coarse Cereals

171.75

179.17

Oilseeds

157.36

175.10

Sugarcane

49.78

45.64

Jute & Mesta

7.05

7.56

Cotton

118.14

101.54

Total

976.34

984.57

 

              

 

SS: weather watch 18.08.2017