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Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 345 Lakh Hectare

Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 345 Lakh Hectare


As per the latest reports of sowing of kharif crops, kharif sowing area has crossed 345.60 lakh hectare.

It is reported that as on 18.7.2014, rice has been sown/transplanted in 127.36 lakh ha, pulses in 21.58 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 48.43 lakh ha, and oilseeds in 38.07 lakh ha.

The planting of sugarcane and cotton is also in progress. Sugarcane has been planted in 46.09 lakh ha and cotton in 56.00 lakh ha as on today.

MP:SS: CP: weather watch (18.7.2014)
(Release ID :106990)