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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
29-June-2018 17:40 IST
Kharif crop sowing crosses 165.21 lakh hectare area

The total sown area as on 29th June 2018, as per reports received from States, stands at 165.21 lakh hectare as compared to 210.75 lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 26.91 lakh ha, pulses in 10.72 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 23.89 lakh ha, sugarcane in 50.01 lakh hectare and cotton in 32.20 lakh ha.

The details of the area covered so far and that covered during this time last year are given below:

 

Lakh hectares

 

Crop

Area sown in 2018-19

Area sown in 2017-18

Rice

26.91

30.02

Pulses

10.72

18.18

Coarse Cereals

23.89

34.02

Oilseeds

14.55

26.00

Sugarcane

50.01

49.48

Jute & Mesta

6.93

6.94

Cotton

32.20

46.10

Total

165.21

210.75

 

 

 

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