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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
01-September-2017 17:21 IST
Kharif Crop Sowing Crosses 1028 Lakh Hectare Area

          The total sown area as on 1st September 2017, as per reports received from States, stands at 1028.14 lakh hectare as compared to 1034.28 lakh hectare at this time last year.

 

            It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 366.30 lakh ha, pulses in 137.61 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 180.60 lakh ha, sugarcane in 49.88 lakh hectare and cotton in 119.88 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

366.30

372.03

Pulses

137.61

143.08

Coarse Cereals

180.60

183.44

Oilseeds

166.80

180.81

Sugarcane

49.88

45.64

Jute & Mesta

7.05

7.56

Cotton

119.88

101.72

Total

1028.14

1034.28

 

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