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Kharif Sowing Crosses 1038 Lakh Hectare Mark

Kharif Sowing Crosses 1038 Lakh Hectare Mark


Area under kharif crops has grown by about 5 lakh hectare during the week ending on 20th September. The total sown area, as per reports received from States, stands at 1038.27 lakh hectare as compared to 987.87 hectare at this time last year and 1033.63 lakh hectare on 13.9.2013.



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 2013-14
Area sown in 2012-13

Rice
374.25
366.08

Pulses
104.98
98.94

Coarse Cereals
195.13
175.93

Oilseeds
193.24
173.95

Sugarcane
48.74
50.06

Cotton
113.60
114.44

Jute & Mesta
8.34
8.46

Total
1038.27
987.87