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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
29-December-2017 17:24 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 565 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 29th December, 2017 stands at 565.79 lakh hectares as compared to 571.47 lakh hectare this time in 2016.

 

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 273.85 lakh hectares, rice in 16.33 lakh hectares, pulses in 150.63 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 50.71 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 74.27 lakh hectares.

 

The area sown so far and that sown during last year this time is as follows:

                                                                                                                                   Lakh hectare 

Crop

Area sown in 2017-18

Area sown in 2016-17

Wheat

273.85

290.74

Rice

16.33

11.55

Pulses

150.63

138.34

Coarse Cereals

50.71

51.28

Oilseeds

74.27

79.56

Total

565.79

571.47

 

            

 

SS: weather watch 29.12.2017

 

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