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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
19-January-2018 17:12 IST
Rabi Crops Sowing Crosses 617 Lakh Hactare

As per preliminary reports received from the States, the total area sown under Rabi crops as on 19th January 2018 stands at 617.79 lakh hectares as compared to 620.99 lakh hectare this time in 2017.

           Wheat has been sown/transplanted in 298.67 lakh hectares, rice in 22.32 lakh hectares, pulses in 163.11 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 54.58 lakh hectares and area sown under oilseeds is 79.11 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

298.67

311.17

Rice

22.32

15.99

Pulses

163.11

155.76

Coarse Cereals

54.58

55.99

Oilseeds

79.11

82.08

Total

617.79

620.99

 

SS: weather watch 19.01.2018

 

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