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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
05-January-2018 05:07IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 586 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 5th January 2018 stands at 586.37 lakh hectares as compared to 587.62 lakh hectare this time in 2017.

Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 283.46 lakh hectares, rice in 18.77 lakh hectares, pulses in 154.91 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 52.54 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 76.69 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

283.46

297.67

Rice

18.77

12.99

Pulses

154.91

143.45

Coarse Cereals

52.54

52.75

Oilseeds

76.69

80.77

Total

586.37

587.62

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