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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
24-August-2012 16:42 IST
Rice Sowing crosses Normal Sowing area for this Week;
Sown in 329.19 lakh Hectare
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

   According to the latest information received from States, rice has been sown in 329.19 lakh hectare, as compared to 307.76 lakh ha, a week back. Normal area under rice for this week is 318.83 lakh ha.

 

             The cropped areas of major kharif crops as on today as compared to those last week and the normal area for this week are as follows:

 

                                                                                                                                          ( Lakh ha)

                                                                    Crop

area on 24.8.2012

area on 17.8.2012 (last week)

normal area for this time of the year

Rice

329.19

307.76

318.83

Coarse cereals

165.34

157.97

  194.24

Pulses

88.30

85.32

99.38

Oilseeds

164.29

160.77

163.80

Sugarcane

52.88

52.88

46.72

Cotton

111.53

110.26

105.75

Jute and mesta

8.78

8.77

9.00

                                   

 

 

MP: CP: weatherwatch (24.8.2012)