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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
27-January-2012 16:50 IST
Wheat Sown in 295.30 Lakh Hectares: 3.67 Lakh Hectares More than Last Year
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

   According to the latest information, wheat has been shown in 295.30 lakh hectare against 291.63 lakh hectare last year on this date, which  is 3.67 lakh hectare higher than the area sown during the corresponding period last year. Higher coverage has been reported from Madhya Pradesh (6.02 lakh hectare), Rajasthan (3.11 lakh hectare) and Jharkhand (0.65 lakh hectare).

 

 Rice transplanting is in progress.  The total area under rice is 17.64 lakh hectare against 19.27 lakh hectare during the corresponding period of last year.  Higher area has been reported from Tamil Nadu (0.24 lakh hectare) and Odisha (0.13 lakh hectare).

 

Pulses have been sown in 145.86 lakh hectare as against 146.76 lakh hectare last year.  Significantly, higher area has been reported in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Bihar under gram, which is a dominant pulse crop of rabi season.

 

Total area under oilseeds cultivation is reported to be 84.35 lakh hectare against 93.15 lakh hectare last year.  Higher area has been reported under oilseed crops in Tamil Nadu (1.04 lakh hectare), Jharkhand (0.63 lakh hectare), Uttar Pradesh (0.51 lakh hectare), Gujarat (0.37 lakh hectare), and  Assam (0.21 lakh hectare).

 

             The cropped areas as on today are as follows:

                                                                                                      lakh ha            

Crop

This year’s area [as on 27th January ]

Last year’s area [as on 27th January]

normal area

Wheat

295.30

291.63

277.45

Rice

 17.64

19.27

   44.17

Coarse Cereals

58.50

59.43

   65.37

Total Oilseeds

84.35

93.15

   94.52

Total Pulses

145.86

146.76

122.74

 

           

 

    

 SB:CP:weatherwatch (27.1.2012)