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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
25-August-2017 17:27 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1013 Lakh Hectare Area

         The total sown area as on 25th August 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 1013.83 lakh hectare as compared to 1019.60 lakh hectare at this time last year.

 

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 358.28 lakh ha, pulses in 135.96 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 178.85 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.78 lakh hectare and cotton in 119.67 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

358.28

361.24

Pulses

135.96

141.35

Coarse Cereals

178.85

182.61

Oilseeds

164.24

178.66

Sugarcane

49.78

45.64

Jute & Mesta

7.05

7.56

Cotton

119.67

102.54

Total

1013.83

1019.60

 

              

 

SS: weather watch 25.08.2017