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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
31-August-2012 17:09 IST
Rice Sowing Crosses Normal Sowing Area for this Week;
Sown in 347.10 Lakh Hectare
KHARIF SOWING IS PICKING UP IN DIFFERENT STATES

 

   According to the latest information received from States, rice has been sown in 347.10 lakh hectare, as compared to 329.19 lakh ha, a week back. Normal area under rice for this week is 331.85 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 31.8.2012

area on 24.8.2012 (last week)

normal area for this time of the year

Rice

347.10

329.19

331.85

Coarse cereals

167.87

165.34

  196.77

Pulses

 97.70

88.30

101.31

Oilseeds

167.15

164.29

168.36

Sugarcane

52.88

52.88

46.72

Cotton

112.83

111.53

106.91

Jute and mesta

8.78

8.78

9.00

                                        

 

           

 

    

 

MP: CP: weatherwatch (31.8.2012)