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Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 803 Lakh Hectare

Kharif Sowing Area Crosses 803 Lakh Hectare


As per the latest reports of sowing of kharif crops, kharif sowing area stands at 803.32 lakh hectare.

It is reported that as on 8.8.2014, rice has been sown/transplanted in 267.33 lakh ha, pulses in 76.09 lakh ha, coarse cereals in 140.15 lakh ha, and oilseeds in 152.23 lakh ha.

The planting of sugarcane and cotton is also in progress. Sugarcane has been planted in 47.17 lakh ha and cotton in 112.24 lakh ha as on today.

GG:SS: CP: weather watch (8.8.2014)
(Release ID :108379)