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Kharif Crop Sowing Picks up; Crosses 306 Lakh Hectare so far

Kharif Crop Sowing Picks up; Crosses 306 Lakh Hectare so far





The total sown area as on 3rd July, as per reports received from States, stands at 306.06 lakh hectare as compared to lakh hectare at this time last year.

It is reported that rice has been sown/transplanted in 54.03 lakh ha, pulses in 22.61 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 43.72 lakh hectare, oilseeds in 74.17 lakh ha and cotton in 60.16 lakh ha.

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



Lakh hectare


Crop

Area sown in 2015-16

Area sown in 2014-15


Rice

54.03

53.56


Pulses

22.61

9.72


Coarse Cereals

43.72

28.92


Oilseeds

74.17

14.73


Sugarcane

43.68

43.92


Jute & Mesta

7.69

7.98


Cotton

60.16

35.42


Total

306.06

194.25