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Kharif Sowing Crosses 876.70 Lakh Hectare Mark

Kharif Sowing Crosses 876.70 Lakh Hectare Mark

97.71% of Normal of Corresponding Week Area Covered






Sowing of kharif crops showed a steady increase during this week. The total sown area as on 14th August, as per reports received from States, stands at 876.70 lakh hectare as compared to 928.03 hectare at this time last year. The total sowing area reaches to 97.71% of normal of corresponding week area i.e 897.20 lakh hectare.



The details of the areas sown so far this year and last year are given below: -



lakh hectare


Crop

Area sown in 2014-15

Area sown in 2013-14


Rice

296.23

299.02


Pulses

87.41

95.47


Coarse Cereals

157.77

181.67


Oilseeds

163.09

182.32


Sugarcane

47.17

50.32


Cotton

116.91

110.93


Jute & Mesta

8.11

8.30


Total

876.70

928.03